Academician Pokhilenko: The situation with rough diamonds in the Russian Federation will start changing for the worse as early as 2025

Nikolai Petrovich Pokhilenko, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Deputy Chairman of the Siberian Branch (SB) of the RAS, Scientific Director of the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy of the SB of the RAS, is a prominent...

11 january 2021

Ilgiz Fazulzyanov: For a creator, the quarantine is the time to work on future masterpieces

Ilgiz Fazulzyanov is a successful and internationally recognized jewellery designer. He received his academic art education in Kazan and moved to Moscow in the 1990s where he lives and works now. His brand, Ilgiz F., is well known among true connoisseurs...

04 january 2021

Botswana Diamonds keen to mine KX36 kimberlite if found commercial

Botswana Diamonds intends to mine the KX36 kimberlite, which it recently acquired from Petra Diamonds if found commercial. The high-grade KX36 kimberlite pipe is part of the three Prospecting Licenses in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana...

28 december 2020

‘We expect to completely open the Bourse for business by Q1 of the Year 2022,’ assures Vallabhbhai Patel, Chairman, SDB

Vallabhbhai Patel, Chairman of the Surat Diamond Bourse, dreamed of building the world’s largest commercial building in Surat for the Indian diamond industry. He conceptualized the ‘Surat Diamond Bourse’ (SDB), which is set to redefine...

21 december 2020

An opportunity to show your products and occupy your niche

Recently, GOLDNET.MARKET, the first jewellery wholesale marketplace, appeared on the Russian jewellery market. Vladimir Pilyushin, one of the founders of GOLDNET.MARKET, editor-in-chief of the ‘Russkyi Yuvelir’ (Russian Jeweller) magazine...

14 december 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