Diamex Lab: Our technology allows you to trace the history of the origin of each stone

Gleb Sverdlov, CEO of Diamex Lab told Rough & Polished in his interview below about the development of IT technologies for the market of rough and polished diamonds and jewelry.


The future of the market goes hand in hand with gemology

After 2019, a challenging year for the global diamond industry, we asked Yuri Shelementyev, head of the Moscow State University (MSU) Gemmological Center and president of the National Gemological Association (NGA), to share his views...

10 february 2020

Diamond industry in healthier position going into 2020

The diamond industry is in a healthier position going into 2020 due to actions taken last year, according to De Beers. Group spokesperson David Johnson told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that the actions taken included reducing rough diamond production...

03 february 2020

Ethical sourcing and Diamonds Standards Organization

The diamond sector is ready to embrace a new decade and overcome some of its historical challenges. Ethical sourcing has proven to be undoubtedly one of the main aspects that industry professionals need to address. Antonio Cecere, President of Geneva...

27 january 2020

Ali Pastorini: Challenges make us think out of the box and be closer to customers

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together more than 1,000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

20 january 2020

India’s Bunder diamond mines likely to be revived

22 august 2019
The Bunder diamond project in Madhya Pradesh (MP), India with an estimated 34.20 million carat diamond deposits in Chhatarpur may be revived, according to a report in TOI.
After the project was abandoned by Rio Tinto in 2017,  conglomerates like Adani and Vedanta and others who have shown interest in the project. Representatives of six mining groups also went through a special exhibition of the 2,700 carat diamonds in Panna recently. These diamonds were mined from the Bunder project during exploration by Rio Tinto before it abandoned the project.
In answer to the state government’s invitation to bid for the Bunder project, six groups including Essel group, Adani, Fura, Vedanta Rungta, Vedanta and National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) a government of India undertaking, evinced keen interest.
On 20 Aug, about 28 representatives of these companies went through the exhibition, informed the district collector of Panna Karamveer Sharma. Secretary mining Narendra Singh Parmar said the diamonds exhibited in Panna include gem quality and off colour stones among others. “During their pre-bid meeting in Bhopal, representatives of the industry also showed interest in diamonds mined from Bunder and stored in Panna, the city where the NMDC is involved in diamond mining for long.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished