GJEPC will focus on demand generation for diamonds and jewellery in the next two years

Mr. Vipul P Shah, Vice Chairman, GJEPC and also CEO & Managing Director of Asian Star Co. Ltd. has a rich experience in the diamond industry. His business acumen and professional conduct have contributed significantly in transforming a diamond manufacturing...

13 july 2020

The need for significant capital investments will be the main trend in the diamond mining industry in 2021-2030

The prospects of the diamond industry in the post-crisis period are discussed by the Rough&Polished correspondent with Sergey Mityukhin, Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Honored Geologist of the Russian Federation.

06 july 2020

Young Diamantaires: We create initiatives for the benefit of diamond communities worldwide

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses recently launched its Young Diamantaires website. The organization has worked for the past four years with young members of the diamond community all over the world to create a platform through which they can express...

29 june 2020

Those who implement the right anti-crisis strategies have more chances

It is not surprising that because of the pandemic and the crisis, the most heated debate in the jewellery industry is about what is happening and the possible ways of survival. Irina Slesareva, an expert, art director of the Russian Diamond Line contest...

22 june 2020

The secondary diamond market in Russia is not mature although its prospects are huge

Pavel Barannik, the founder and head of the Moscow Gemological Laboratory, the founder of the Gemological Institute and President of the Moscow Diamond Club, graduated from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). He is an expert and consultant...

15 june 2020

Suspected diamond smugglers nabbed in SA’s Western Cape

31 october 2019

Five men were arrested after they were allegedly found in possession of unpolished diamonds in their truck in the Western Cape Province, in South Africa, according to the local media.
Police spokesperson Mihlali Majikela was quoted by News24 as saying that they nabbed the five following a tip-off.
Police, he said, found one diamond under a mat and 10 more in the diesel tank. 
"The diamonds were discovered to be real after a test was conducted," said Majikela
“However, their monetary value is yet to be determined.”
South Africa's Serious Organised Crime Investigation arrested a 37-year-old man who was trading fake diamonds for R40 000 in the Northern Cape Province last June. 
Two men, believed to be from Namibia, were also arrested in Western Cape, South Africa in May after they were found in possession of rough diamonds valued at R1.5 million. 
Another Namibian man swallowed diamonds last April shortly after his arrest by police following a sting operation in Strand, 50km east of Cape Town, in South Africa.   
The man identified was kept under guard and accompanied by police when he went to the toilet.   
The diamonds were successfully excreted from the body.

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