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

Ex-chief of Mir mine committed suicide in pre-trial detention center in Yakutia

08 october 2019
The former head of the Mir mine, Alexey Burkser was found dead in the pre-trial detention center in Yakutia, RIA Novosti was told by the media communication service of the Federal Penitentiary Service Regional Departments and the Investigative Committee of Russia.
According to preliminary data, the death was non-violent: Burkser committed suicide, the agency said.
The Investigative Department for High-Priority Cases of the Investigative Committee has started an inquiry.
Alexey Burkser, as well as Alexander Mann, the former acting Chief Engineer of Mir were arrested on Monday.
According to investigators, Burkser and Mann may be guilty of the death of eight miners at ALROSA’s Mir mine in 2017.
As it was established by the Investigative Committee, the Mir mine managers knew that the dam had been broken through on the day of the tragedy, but they did not stop operations and did not take the workers out of the danger zone when water started to flood the mine.
The detainees were charged under the third part of Article 216 of the Russian Federation Criminal Code, “Violation of safety rules during mining operations resulting in the death of eight persons and causing serious damage due to negligence.”