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

Vast Resources to sign Zim diamonds JV deal this week

15 october 2019

VAST_Resources_logo.jpgVast Resources is this week expected to sign an agreement with Zimbabwe's state diamond mining firm to prospect and mine diamonds in Marange, according to media reports.
Vast recently formed a company, Katanga Mining, with the Chiadzwa community.
That company will sign a joint venture mining agreement with Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company which holds the mining rights, said mines minister Winston Chitando.
He said financial details will be revealed at the signing of the agreement.
Zimbabwe also allowed Russia's Alrosa and the unlisted Chinese firm Anjin Investments to prospect and mine diamonds in the country.
Anjin returned to Marange having been forced out from the diamond fields in 2016 along with other miners.
The government of the late president Robert Mugabe refused to renew their licences saying the miners were smuggling diamonds.
Meanwhile, President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to launch on Monday an ambitious plan to increase investment in mining and raise the sector's export earnings to $12-billion by 2023 from $3.2-billion last year.

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