Memorial Foundation of Carl Fabergé continues to fulfill its tasks

Valentin Skurlov, Ph. D., who is an Honorary Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, professor, scientific secretary of the Fabergé Memorial Foundation, consulting researcher studying the Fabergé heritage at the Russian department of the Christie's...

30 march 2020

Gaetano Cavalieri: We need to protect the long-term health of our industry

The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) represents the entire jewelry industry embracing a whole variety of companies, from those mining precious metals and gems to those, which are manufacturing and selling final products. The confederation...

23 march 2020

Sierra Leone mulls setting up entity to buy diamonds from artisanal miners

Sierra Leone will revise its Mines and Minerals Act that will, among other issues, pave way for the establishment of a State entity that can buy diamonds from artisanal miners, an official has said. The National Minerals Agency of Sierra Leone director-general...

16 march 2020

David Block, CEO of Sarine Technologies believes that AI will play a bigger role in the industry in the next few years

Armed with an MBA degree from the Kellogg-Recanati School of Business, and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Tel Aviv-Jaffo Academic College in Israel, David Block is the present CEO of Sarine Technologies, a worldwide leader in the...

10 march 2020

Botswana wants to fully participate in research and development led by De Beers

Although the government of Botswana has refused to review its latest demands from the ongoing negotiations for a new sales and marketing deal with De Beers, it has indicated its desire to fully participate in research and development led by the diamond...

02 march 2020

Zim targets $1bln diamond sector by 2023 as Anjin, ALROSA jolt into action

23 march 2020

zimbabwe_flag.pngZimbabwe is expecting the diamond sector to contribute $1 billion towards the targeted $12 billion mining revenues by 2023, according to a senior government official.
Mines and mining development minister Winston Chitando was quoted by the State media as saying that the diamond sector realised $165 million in 2019 compared to $98 million in 2018. 
He said “interventions” were being put in place to ensure the diamond industry boosts output starting this year moving towards achievement of the $1 billion mark by 2023.
“In line with diamond policy, Anjin Investments has started production and Alrosa Diamonds, which is the largest producer of diamonds in the world and is already on the ground evaluating several sites to commence production,” said Chitando.
“Government is working on improvements of the marketing framework.”
He said the State-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) was also expected to gradually increase production. 

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