“Get Diamonds” platform will soon be available in Russian, Hindi, Arabic and any other languages as per demand from any countries

A first-generation diamantaire Yoram Dvash, currently serving as the Acting President at World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the President of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE), launched his diamond manufacturing and trading...

25 may 2020

Sustainability is the only way forward - Rahul Jauhari

Rahul Jauhari, Sr Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing, Star Rays, has forged ahead professionally for more than 14 years garnering experience in Business Development, Luxury Lifestyle Consultancy, Market Analysis, Global Fashion / Luxury trend...

18 may 2020

Keeping global supply chains functioning vital – De Beers

Diamond giant, De Beers has said that it is essential to keep global supply chains functioning in view of the substantial impact of Covid-19 on the industry. Group spokesperson David Johnson told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview...

11 may 2020

Gabon courts foreign investors to grow fledgling diamond sector

Diamond production in Gabon, which has been a member of the Kimberley Diamond Certification Process since 2018, is currently dominated by artisanal miners. The artisanal miners are producing about 300 carats per month, according to Gabon’s director of...

05 may 2020

TaTe Diamonds - a Namibian diamond company specialized in Namibian rough

Armed with degrees in Economics and Commerce and an MBA - specialized in Strategic Planning & Business Development, taShi Shiimi-ya-Shiimi is an executive, possessing many years of global experience in Information Technology and Strategic Management...

27 april 2020

BlueRock’s 20.72 ct diamond achieves highest value for Kareevlei

30 october 2019

blue_rock_logo.pngBlueRock Diamonds has sold a 20.72 carat diamond recovered at its Kareevlei mine, in South Africa for $236,000 or $11,389 per carat.
This, it said, is the highest value achieved for the mine to date for a single stone.
The previous record sale was the 24.8 carat stone sold in June this year for $190,000 or $7,862 per carat. 
"I am pleased with the recovery and sale of yet another high value diamond which continues to underpin the increasing potential of the Kareevlei mine,” said company chief executive Mike Houston.
Kareevlei ranks in the top 10 in the world in terms of average value per carat. 
he Kareevlei licence area covers 3,000 hectares and hosts five known diamondiferous kimberlite pipes. 
As at November 2018, it was estimated that the remaining inferred mineral resource from the four kimberlite pipes (KV1, KV2, KV3 and KV5) represents a potential inground number of carats of 367,000.

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