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...


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

Angola rakes in $1.7 mln from semi-industrial diamond activities

21 november 2019

angola_flag.pngThe Angolan National Diamond Trading Company (Sodiam) sold diamonds worth $1.7 million from semi-industrial diamond activities between February and October this year, according to local media reports.
Endiama's mining geology administrator Ana Feijó was quoted by Angop as saying that only 10 cooperatives produced diamonds during the period under review.
These include Campo Sunjige, Queen Nzinga Mbandi and Chitengue Chalanja.
He said of the 266 cooperatives in the country, 234 were dormant.
Angola seized 32,000 carats of diamonds since September 2018 from illegal miners when it launched its transparency operation.
It also granted 268 mining concessions since the beginning of the operation.
Meanwhile, Feijó said 3,097 jobs were created as a result of the re-organisation of the semi-industrial diamond exploration activities in the country.
Angola produced about 9 million carats of diamonds and is planning to boost output to 14 million carats by 2022.

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