Demand will pick up once the season starts

N Anantha Padmanaban took charge as the Chairman of the All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) in January 2019. He has immense hopes and confidence in the Indian jewellery sector. His motto is to ‘ensure that after the day’s business...

14 october 2019

Prospects for discovering new diamond deposits in the Arkhangelsk Province are far from exhausted

ALMAZINTECH is engaged in technical auditing and comprehensive assessment of activities performed by exploration, diamond mining and gold mining businesses in Russia and other countries, as well as carries out research and development. It employs highly...

07 october 2019

Botswana Diamonds eyes expansion of Thorny River to include Marsfontein – Campbell

Botswana Diamonds, which has a 40% stake in Thorny River, through Vutomi, said there are plans to expand the project located in South Africa to include Marsfontein once a mining permit for the latter has been awarded. Company managing director James...

30 september 2019

Diamond knife and tender system: The tight-fisted paying twice?

LLC Kristalin is the only company in Russia that manufactures microsurgical diamond blades for domestic healthcare that meet international requirements and are used in ophthalmology, neurosurgery and plastic surgery. Mikhail Zhiltsov, the company’s Deputy...

23 september 2019

Didier Giard: Stiff competition among the diamantaires is one of the factors of the price war

On September 9, 2019, the French Association of Gemmology (l’Association Française de Gemmologie, AFG) held its regular Paris Gemmological Rendez-Vous. Its organizer, Didier Giar, the head of the AFG kindly agreed to answer questions from Rough&Polished...

16 september 2019

Angola’s first public tender of mining concessions to start next week

15 august 2019

Angola is set to open the first public tender of five mining concession licenses end of this month up to the third week of September.
Angola’s mineral resources ministry said that the first open tender will be held on August 27, in Angola, while the other three tenders are set to be held on September 10, 16 and 20, in Dubai, Beijing and London, respectively.
The open tenders will grant mining rights for the exploitation of diamonds, iron and phosphate.
Of the five mining concessions to be placed under the hammer, two were diamonds.
The diamond concessions were in the Lunda Norte and Lunda Sul Provinces, while the iron concession was in Kwanza Norte.
Two phosphate concessions were in the provinces of Cabinda and Zaire. 
Angola’s mining industry is dominated by diamonds.
The country produced 9,4 million carats last year.

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