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.

17 february 2020

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

Aircraft deal involving Murowa Diamonds goes sour – report

23 august 2019

Murowa Diamonds has approached the Zimbabwean High Court seeking an order to compel a safari operator to deliver a 1978 Cessna 206G aircraft it acquired for $85,000 last year, according to local media reports.
The diamond miner wants the court to force Wilderness Safaris Zimbabwe to deliver the aircraft or direct the sheriff to hand it over to the mining firm.
Murowa said it inspected the aircraft between May 25 and 27, 2018 and tendered the full purchase price into the safari operator's Stanbic Bank account on March 25, 2019.
However, in breach of the parties' agreement, Wilderness Safaris Zimbabwe is said to have failed to deliver the aircraft as per clause 6 of the agreement.
Murowa Diamonds recently commenced diamond exploration in Sese communal lands, in Chivi, Masvingo Province.
The company has 199 diamond mining claims in Chivi but it was currently working on two claims.
Murowa produced 255,000 carats in 2015 and is currently producing about 1.2 million carats of predominantly white gem quality diamonds.
It is pursuing a mix of an organic and in-organic growth strategy to grow its production to over 5 million carats per annum by 2022.

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