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

Today’s customer needs an offer of something unique that others do not have

Oksana Senatorova is the publisher of the Jewelry Trade Navigator magazine and the founder of the Jewellery Business Academy.
She graduated from I. M. Sechenov Medical Academy and the Faculty of Psychology of Lomonosov Moscow State University...

09 january 2020

Inventories accumulated by De Beers, ALROSA to put ceiling on prices near-term even if demand substantially picks up – Zimnisky

As we are in the last month of 2019, it is prudent to examine what the diamond industry went through and the possible trajectory in the upcoming year. Industry expert, Paul Zimnisky spoke with Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa to discuss this and other...

30 december 2019

Empowering customers and engaging more with our stakeholders is the new Mission

The unassuming Govindbhai Laljibhai Dholakia, Chairman, Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt Ltd (SRK) is not just an ace businessman but a noted philanthropist. He has contributed immensely to social welfare with special focus on education … a noteworthy...

23 december 2019

‘Dubai has proven to be a great port for diamond tenders’

Stargems, which was established by Shailesh Javeri in 1981, has been involved in the trading of rough diamonds and is now also into manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing, tendering of diamonds and diamond jewellery. Although, the company has operations...

16 december 2019

Pangolin raises $849k to continue funding Botswana exploration projects, extends option on AK10 kimberlite pipe

11 september 2019

pangolin_diamonds-logo.pngPangolin Diamonds, which focuses on exploring and developing commercial diamond mines in Botswana, has raised $848,860 at the closing of a non-brokered private placement.
Proceeds of the offering will be used to continue exploration at the company’s wholly owned exploration projects in Botswana, inclusive of a Phase 1 drilling programme at MSC, the company’s advanced stage exploration project.
It said drilling is set to commence in the fourth quarter of this year to test multiple priority targets recently identified through a combination of soil sampling and high-density ground-magnetic surveys.
A portion of the funds will be allocated toward further evaluation of the diamondiferous AK10 kimberlite pipe, on which the company holds the option to earn up to 75% interest.
Meanwhile, Pangolin Diamonds said it extended its option to enter into a formal joint venture on the diamondiferous AK10 kimberlite pipe to June 30, 2020.
The company can earn 51% of the project on producing 500 carats of diamonds and 75% of the project on completing a bankable feasibility study.

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