Part 1: KPCSC gives insight into illegal diamond mining, trading in Africa

Although the diamond watchdog Kimberley Process (KP) prides itself for significantly reducing the flow of conflict goods since its establishment in 2003, the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC) alleged that illegal diamond...


The jewelry industry in Russia needs to be upgraded in a serious way

Dina Nasyrova is a vice-president of the International Jewelry Exhibition-Congress J-1 recently hosted by the Atrium of Gostiny Dvor in Moscow. As a partner and the Muse of the famous jeweler Ilgiz Fazulzyanov, she actively participated in the preparation...

11 october 2021

Smiling Rocks, a philanthropic business model, inspires companies to work for betterment of the world

Zulu Ghevriya, the CEO and Co-Founder of Smiling Rocks, Founder of Vedantti Jewellery and Managing Director of Prism Group has been in the diamond and jewellery industry for over 20 years. Zulu started his business, Prism Group, as a natural diamond...

04 october 2021

Work hard and you will find success

Eduard Utkin, Director General of the “Jewellers’ Guild of Russia” Association, expert of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Committee on Precious Metals and Precious Stones, told R&P about implementing the SIIS PMPS (State Integrated Information...

27 september 2021

GOLDNET.MARKET - “We want and are working to provide business with the opportunity to develop a lot of activity areas”

Today, almost all jewellery companies have their own wholesale websites, online stores, and social media pages. But a year ago, GOLDNET.MARKET, the first jewellery wholesale marketplace appeared in Russia, a new effective tool for the jewellery market...

20 september 2021

Diamonds account for 90% of Botswana's exports to UAE

26 august 2019

Diamonds accounted for more than 90% of Botswana’s exports to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI).
The UAE's trade with Botswana was Dh5.14 billion ($1.4 billion) in 2018.
Director of external offices at the Dubai Chamber, Omar Khan said that the UAE's trade with Botswana rose from $500 million in 2015 to $1.4 billion in 2018, making the country an ideal destination for re-exporting Botswana diamonds to the world.
Apart from diamonds, Khan said there are also investment opportunities in the field of meat and livestock.
Botswana was overtaken by Russia as the world’s top diamond producing country in 2014.
Diamonds are the country’s main source of income and account for about 80% of its exports.

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