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...


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’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