High-tech trend is most promising for industries using diamonds

Synthesis Technology is a leading diamond producer in Russia. The company produces carbon single crystals - lab-grown diamonds and single-crystal wafers. The diamonds completely identical to natural ones are ‘grown’ at the laboratory using advanced HPHT...

25 february 2020

Diamex Lab: Our technology allows you to trace the history of the origin of each stone

Gleb Sverdlov, CEO of Diamex Lab told Rough & Polished in his interview below about the development of IT technologies for the market of rough and polished diamonds and jewelry.

17 february 2020

The future of the market goes hand in hand with gemology

After 2019, a challenging year for the global diamond industry, we asked Yuri Shelementyev, head of the Moscow State University (MSU) Gemmological Center and president of the National Gemological Association (NGA), to share his views...

10 february 2020

Diamond industry in healthier position going into 2020

The diamond industry is in a healthier position going into 2020 due to actions taken last year, according to De Beers. Group spokesperson David Johnson told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that the actions taken included reducing rough diamond production...

03 february 2020

Ethical sourcing and Diamonds Standards Organization

The diamond sector is ready to embrace a new decade and overcome some of its historical challenges. Ethical sourcing has proven to be undoubtedly one of the main aspects that industry professionals need to address. Antonio Cecere, President of Geneva...

27 january 2020

Zimbabwe seeks to produce 11Mcts of diamonds by 2023

16 october 2019

zimbabwe_flag.pngZimbabwe is planning to more than triple its diamond output to 11 million carats by 2023 from 3.2 million carats last year, according to the mines minister.
This is part of the country’s plan, which was launched Monday, to raise mining output and rake in $12 billion a year.
Minister Winston Chitando said production by four companies, including Russia’s Alrosa and Chinese-owned Anjin, will help drive up diamond output, mostly from Marange.
UK-listed Vast Resources is also set to sign a joint venture with the Zimbabwe Diamond Consolidated Company (ZCDC) this week to search for diamonds in Marange.
Zimbabwe’s government has previously set ambitious targets on mining production but output has rarely met those goals because investors often cite archaic investment regulations and uncertainty over the safety of their investment, according to Reuters.

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