De Beers’ GemFair delivering ‘positive impacts’ to ASM sector in Sierra Leone – David Johnson

GemFair, a pilot project developed by De Beers to create a secure and transparent route to market ethically sourced artisanal and small-scale mined (ASM) diamonds, is already delivering “important positive impacts” in Sierra Leone. Group head...

11 november 2019

Belgian-quality diamond boiling in Dubai from TRIGEM

Born in New York, David Zabinsky is CEO & Co-Founder of TRIGEM, an independent diamond service provider in Dubai. Before TRIGEM, David was Manager at Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone, where he was responsible for securing North and South American investment...

05 november 2019

Pavel Shelkov: "Our project is an attempt to fit Russia into the global trend and create a new private company in the diamond industry"

At the end of September, Moscow hosted the Second Annual Conference, "Gold and Diamond Mining Companies of Russia and Europe." The audience showed great interest to the presentation made by diamond geologist Pavel Shelkov of Almazy Zapolyarya...

28 october 2019

The team that turns sleeping stones into beautiful polished diamonds

Maxim Zemlyakov is the Director General of ADMS OOO, a company cutting and polishing natural and synthetic diamonds in Oryol. He has been the Director General of Oryol-ALROSA since 2007. Before heading it, he worked as a grinder, cutter, instructor...

21 october 2019

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

De Beers to provide CIRCA with proprietary diamond detection technology

01 november 2019

de_beers_logo.pngDe Beers Group Industry Services is set to provide CIRCA, a global buyer of pre-owned diamond jewellery and watches, with proprietary diamond detection technology.
It said the detection equipment will provide CIRCA's buyers guarantee that the diamonds in the jewellery and watches they acquire are natural. 
"One of our core missions is to develop ground-breaking, low-cost testing services designed to strengthen consumer confidence in diamonds," said De Beers Group Industry Services president Jonathan Kendall.
As part of the deal, joint educational events will be conducted for CIRCA clients in Asia, Europe and the U.S. to educate them on the diamond detection process, among other things. 

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