The diamond business is yet bright and has a good future in the coming days

Hitesh Patel, Managing Director of Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd., joined the family business in 1997 to help his father Laljibhai Patel, the founder of Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd. Egged on by its success, Hitesh set up the overseas presence of...

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The talk around LGDs is all hype

As a teenager, Luca Luterbacher began to design and manufacture single pieces and individual items for wealthy private family friends from Switzerland and Lichtenstein. In 2017, he finally invested in his own luxury trademark "Luterbacher."...

12 august 2019

Correct adjustment of advertising is the major challenge

At the recent Amberforum held in the Baltic city of Svetlogorsk, Andrey Yanchevsky, Head of the trade representation of the LA VIVION jewelery company shared his opinion with the correspondent of Rough&Polished on the state and prospects of the jewellery...

05 august 2019

Small-scale diamond mining is the future in Botswana – Leon Daniels

Pangolin Diamonds, which is currently the most active diamond exploration company in Botswana, has called upon authorities in the southern African country to include diamonds into the minerals permit for small scale mining operations. Pangolin chief...

29 july 2019

“There has been a strict policy in Israel against LGDs; have been forbidden on IDE trading floor for years.”: Aviel Elia, Managing Director- IDI

Aviel Elia, an attorney by profession, has served as Legal Adviser and Company Secretary of IDI since 2013. As a key member of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) management team, he has been involved in developing company strategy and negotiating...

22 july 2019

Lucapa recovers 64ct diamond in Lesotho

06 august 2019

news_02072018_lucapa.pngLucapa Diamond Company has recovered a 64 carat diamond from its 70%-owned Mothae kimberlite mine, in Lesotho.
Company managing director Stephen Wetherall said the Type IIa D-colour gem is considered to be the best individual diamond recovered to date from the Mothae mine.
“The recovery of this exceptional 64 ct gem also represents a great start to our mining campaign in the higher margin zones in the southern pit at Mothae,” he said.
Lucapa recovered a 126 carat gem-quality diamond from Mothae last May.
The diamond is the largest recovered at Mothae since commercial operations started in January this year, and the largest gem-quality diamond ever recovered at the mine. 
The 1.1 Mtpa Mothae kimberlite mine is located within 5km of Letseng, the world’s highest US$ per carat kimberlite diamond mine.

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