How Russkiye Samotsvety is coping with the current downturn

One of the key issues facing most Russian companies today is the need for an objective assessment of the new consumption decline due to the quarantine, as well as making forecasts for a way out of it. According to a RBC-Petersburg’s study made in June...


Global rough diamond sales down 80-90% in value in Q2 –Zimnisky

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27 july 2020

Indian diamond and polishing industry requires forward integration - Dinesh Navadiya

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20 july 2020

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

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13 july 2020

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

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06 july 2020

Cameroon artisanal miners export 655 cts of diamonds in 2019

15 january 2020

Flag_Cameroon.pngArtisanal miners in Cameroon exported 654.6 carats of diamonds in 2019, according to the National Permanent Secretariat for the Kimberley Process.
KP issued seven certificates to the miners, generating more than XAF45 million ($76,335).
The secretariat said these exports do not reflect the country's real potential, as large quantities of Cameroonian diamonds continue to escape formal export channels.
It was quoted by Business in Cameroon as saying that although the artisanal miners exported 654.6 carats, they observed that the sector produced over 1,595 carats of diamonds throughout the year.
Much of the production was said to have ended up in informal channels, usually maintained by traffickers who dig the mining fields in the eastern region of Cameroon, which is the country's main mineral production basin.  

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