Demand will pick up once the season starts

N Anantha Padmanaban took charge as the Chairman of the All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) in January 2019. He has immense hopes and confidence in the Indian jewellery sector. His motto is to ‘ensure that after the day’s business...

14 october 2019

Prospects for discovering new diamond deposits in the Arkhangelsk Province are far from exhausted

ALMAZINTECH is engaged in technical auditing and comprehensive assessment of activities performed by exploration, diamond mining and gold mining businesses in Russia and other countries, as well as carries out research and development. It employs highly...

07 october 2019

Botswana Diamonds eyes expansion of Thorny River to include Marsfontein – Campbell

Botswana Diamonds, which has a 40% stake in Thorny River, through Vutomi, said there are plans to expand the project located in South Africa to include Marsfontein once a mining permit for the latter has been awarded. Company managing director James...

30 september 2019

Diamond knife and tender system: The tight-fisted paying twice?

LLC Kristalin is the only company in Russia that manufactures microsurgical diamond blades for domestic healthcare that meet international requirements and are used in ophthalmology, neurosurgery and plastic surgery. Mikhail Zhiltsov, the company’s Deputy...

23 september 2019

Didier Giard: Stiff competition among the diamantaires is one of the factors of the price war

On September 9, 2019, the French Association of Gemmology (l’Association Française de Gemmologie, AFG) held its regular Paris Gemmological Rendez-Vous. Its organizer, Didier Giar, the head of the AFG kindly agreed to answer questions from Rough&Polished...

16 september 2019

Vast a step closer to mine Marange diamonds

30 september 2019

VAST_Resources_logo.jpgVast Resources has signed a joint venture agreement with Chiadzwa Mineral Resources (CMR) to mine diamonds in Chiadzwa (Marange), in Zimbabwe.
CMR is a company designated to represent the Chiadzwa community interests in the Chiadzwa community diamond concession. 
This resulted in the formation of Katanga Mining, which is in turn expected to sign a joint venture agreement next week with the state-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC).
 “This is the beginning of an exciting era in Zimbabwe, and working together with government and community has been a great pleasure,” said Vast chief executive Andrew Prelea.
“Being a part of this landmark project is of great significance to all the stakeholders, being a first of its kind where the community will have a direct benefit from the natural resources in their community.”
Details of the Chiadzwa JV will be reviewed at the same time as the announcement of the ZCDC JV to which it is linked.

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