Part 2: KPCSC wants Russia to help end impasse on new definition of conflict diamonds

In the first installment of this two-part exclusive interview with Shamiso Mtisi, the coordinator of the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC), we focused on illegal diamond mining in the continent and where the contraband ends up...

25 october 2021

Part 1: KPCSC gives insight into illegal diamond mining, trading in Africa

Although the diamond watchdog Kimberley Process (KP) prides itself for significantly reducing the flow of conflict goods since its establishment in 2003, the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC) alleged that illegal diamond...

18 october 2021

The jewelry industry in Russia needs to be upgraded in a serious way

Dina Nasyrova is a vice-president of the International Jewelry Exhibition-Congress J-1 recently hosted by the Atrium of Gostiny Dvor in Moscow. As a partner and the Muse of the famous jeweler Ilgiz Fazulzyanov, she actively participated in the preparation...

11 october 2021

Smiling Rocks, a philanthropic business model, inspires companies to work for betterment of the world

Zulu Ghevriya, the CEO and Co-Founder of Smiling Rocks, Founder of Vedantti Jewellery and Managing Director of Prism Group has been in the diamond and jewellery industry for over 20 years. Zulu started his business, Prism Group, as a natural diamond...

04 october 2021

Work hard and you will find success

Eduard Utkin, Director General of the “Jewellers’ Guild of Russia” Association, expert of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Committee on Precious Metals and Precious Stones, told R&P about implementing the SIIS PMPS (State Integrated Information...

27 september 2021

Angola rakes in $1.3bn from diamond sales

19 february 2020

angola_flag.pngAngola earned about 1.3 billion from just over 9.44 million carats of diamonds sold in 2019, according to news reports.
The Secretary of State for Geology and Mines, Jânio Correia Victor was quoted by Macauhub as saying that Angola recorded an annual growth of 12.3% in diamond output and 6.2% in revenue.
He said the revenue growth was less expected as prices on international markets eased by more or less than 10%.
Victor said Angola produced 3 million carats in the fourth quarter of 2019, which were sold at an average price of US$136.40 per carat, providing revenue of $409.77 million.
He said Angola is projecting an output of 14 million carats in 2020.

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