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

Tango cancels services agreement for Angola diamond project

23 august 2019

tango_mining_logo.pngTango Mining has terminated the services agreement for mining and marketing of diamonds with Cooperativa Mineira Do Moquita, SCRL in Angola. 
The company also said that two loan facilities announced 12 September 2018, to fund the capital and operating costs associated with the mining of diamonds in Angola, have also been terminated.
No reasons for the termination were provided in a brief statement released by the company.
Endiama had given the green light to restart operations at Moquita last February.
Tango was active since then in assisting Cooperativa Mineira Do Moquita, SCRL with mine set up and plant rehabilitation as well as finalizing the mine plan.
Tango is planning to change its name to Southstone Minerals and it recently said that it will sell its metallurgical coal and mining projects to focus on its diamond properties.

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