Diamex Lab: Our technology allows you to trace the history of the origin of each stone

Gleb Sverdlov, CEO of Diamex Lab told Rough & Polished in his interview below about the development of IT technologies for the market of rough and polished diamonds and jewelry.

17 february 2020

The future of the market goes hand in hand with gemology

After 2019, a challenging year for the global diamond industry, we asked Yuri Shelementyev, head of the Moscow State University (MSU) Gemmological Center and president of the National Gemological Association (NGA), to share his views...

10 february 2020

Diamond industry in healthier position going into 2020

The diamond industry is in a healthier position going into 2020 due to actions taken last year, according to De Beers. Group spokesperson David Johnson told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that the actions taken included reducing rough diamond production...

03 february 2020

Ethical sourcing and Diamonds Standards Organization

The diamond sector is ready to embrace a new decade and overcome some of its historical challenges. Ethical sourcing has proven to be undoubtedly one of the main aspects that industry professionals need to address. Antonio Cecere, President of Geneva...

27 january 2020

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...

20 january 2020

Zim under explored – mines minister

07 february 2020

zimbabwe_flag.pngZimbabwe, which has several minerals, is heavily under explored, according to a senior government official.
Mines minister Winston Chitando told delegates at the Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town that although Zimbabwe has over 60 minerals, only 10 were actively being mined due to lack of exploration.
“Most of the exploration in Zimbabwe was done in the 1950s and 1960s,” he said.
“This was done using old technology, so there are huge opportunity for those interested in exploration [in Zimbawe]."  
Chitando also said that although Zimbabwe had mineral and human capital resources, it was lacking capital inflows to grow the industry.
He said his ministry had ambitious plans to grow the industry from  $2.7 billion realised in 2017 to $12 billion by 2023 and $20 billion by 2030.
Chitando also said that various beneficiation an value addition methods were being put in place to unlock true mineral potential in the mining industry.
“The main thrust is on mineral beneficiation along the mining value chain to convert the country ‘s mineral resources into a catalyst for economic growth,” he said.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished from Cape Town, South Africa