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

Mr. Vipul P Shah, Vice Chairman, GJEPC and also CEO & Managing Director of Asian Star Co. Ltd. has a rich experience in the diamond industry. His business acumen and professional conduct have contributed significantly in transforming a diamond manufacturing...

13 july 2020

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

The prospects of the diamond industry in the post-crisis period are discussed by the Rough&Polished correspondent with Sergey Mityukhin, Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Honored Geologist of the Russian Federation.

06 july 2020

Young Diamantaires: We create initiatives for the benefit of diamond communities worldwide

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses recently launched its Young Diamantaires website. The organization has worked for the past four years with young members of the diamond community all over the world to create a platform through which they can express...

29 june 2020

Those who implement the right anti-crisis strategies have more chances

It is not surprising that because of the pandemic and the crisis, the most heated debate in the jewellery industry is about what is happening and the possible ways of survival. Irina Slesareva, an expert, art director of the Russian Diamond Line contest...

22 june 2020

The secondary diamond market in Russia is not mature although its prospects are huge

Pavel Barannik, the founder and head of the Moscow Gemological Laboratory, the founder of the Gemological Institute and President of the Moscow Diamond Club, graduated from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). He is an expert and consultant...

15 june 2020

Lucapa recovers 64 ct lla diamond at Mothae mine

19 march 2020
Lucapa Diamond has recovered a “top-quality” 64 ct D-colour Type Ila diamond at its 70%-owned Mothae mine, in Lesotho.
It said the 64 carat diamond is the 12th +50 carat diamond recovered from the mine since commercial production commenced in January 2019 and further underlines Mothae’s status as a source of large and premium-value diamonds.  

Image credit: Lucapa Diamond

Other significant recoveries include a 0.3 carat blue gem, which shows that Mothae also hosts rare Type IIb diamonds, which account for less than 0.1% of global diamond production. 
The new 1.1 Mtpa Mothae kimberlite mine produced more than 30,000 carats in its first year of production, including three +100 carat diamonds.

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