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...

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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...

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Work hard and you will find success

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27 september 2021

Angola hunts for independent valuators of rough diamonds

26 february 2020

angola_flag.pngThe government of Angola is looking for three independent valuators to assort, value and determine the reserve prices of Angolan rough diamonds prior to their commercialisation.
The contracting entity will be the mineral resources ministry, which is responsible for the implementation of the rough diamond marketing policy in the country.
The move was part of the changes brought to the diamond industry by the government of president Joao Lourenço.
Ministry general secretary Américo Miguel da Costa said the valuators will help the country get a fair market price for its rough diamonds.
“Service agreement contract shall be given to those candidates whose proposals are considered to be economically and technically more beneficial and who demonstrate the necessary skills...,” he said.
Interested valuators will be expected to folk out $2500 for the tender.
Submitted proposals shall be opened in a public event to be held on 7 April 2020. 
Angola earned about 1.3 billion from just over 9.44 million carats of diamonds sold in 2019.
Angola is projecting an output of 14 million carats in 2020.

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