Unifying role is the main objective of the National Gemological Association

Yuri Shelementiev runs the Gemological Centre (GC) at the Moscow State University and is a president of the National Gemological Association (NGA) uniting the gemologists of Russia. The head of the MSU’ GC and the NGA answered the R&P’s...

15 july 2019

“Our goal is to bring clarity to the offering of Lab Grown Diamonds”, asserts Chris Casey, President, Lab Grown Diamond Council

Chris Casey is a 15-year veteran of the diamond and jewelry industry.  Chris also has extensive experience in market research as Founding Managing Director of the NPD Diamond and Diamond Jewelry Service where his responsibility included the...

08 july 2019

Dr. Michael S. Krzemnicki: Our dedication to scientific research is an important foundation to our expertise

Dr. Michael S. Krzemnicki, PhD, Director of the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF, in an interview with R&P told about the activities and plans of one of the world's leading Gemological laboratories specializing in scientific research of diamonds...

01 july 2019

“Lab-Grown Diamonds is probably the biggest scam this industry has ever seen,”: Leibish Polnauer, Founder-President, Leibish & Co.

An interesting story from the Leibish & Co takes you way back to the year 1979 when young Leibish Polnauer, then a diamond polisher, was travelling to London, having just found out that the factory at which he worked had been shut down. He found an advertisement...

24 june 2019

Botswana mining industry players speak on speculative exploration licences

Speculative mineral exploration licences was a recurring theme from presentations made by three players in Botswana mining industry at a conference convened in Gaborone. The country has issued thousands of exploration licences, across the mining industry...

17 june 2019

ADPA to discuss establishment of African Diamond Exchange

12 july 2019

The 6th meeting of the Council of Ministers of the African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA) is underway in Windhoek, Namibia where a proposal for the creation of the African Diamond Exchange will be considered, according to a news report.
The meeting will also analyse the declaration on the proposal for a new definition of conflict diamonds, ADPA declaration on synthetic diamonds, and the association’s budget for the period of June 2019 to June 2020. 
The meeting is further expected to discuss the report on the activities of the organisation's executive secretariat for the past two years, schedule of activities for 2019-2020, and financial report of the association’s financial year 2017.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished