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...

19 august 2019

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

Angola mulls public tender for two diamond concessions

06 august 2019

The Angolan government is set to conduct a public tender for two diamond concessions in the Lunda Norte and Lunda Sul Provinces, according to media reports.
Macauhub quoted minister Diamantino de Azevedo as saying that public tenders will also be conducted for iron and phosphate concessions.
The iron concession was in Kwanza Norte, while two phosphate concessions were the provinces of Cabinda and Zaire.
Meanwhile, Azevedo said negotiations were continuing with De Beers for diamond prospecting in the country.
De Beers’ prospecting licences for the Mulepe-1 kimberlite cluster expired in 2012.
Extensive exploration programme done on the Lunda NE concession from 2005 to 2012 resulted in the discovery of 118 kimberlite pipes.
Of these, 75 were tested for diamond grade, leading to the resource evaluation and conceptual study of the Mulepe-1 deposit, which concluded that a stand-alone deposit was not economic.

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