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...


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

Rio Tinto Diamond output dips 10% y-o-y in Q1

20 april 2020

news_06072018_riotinto.pngRio Tinto Diamond has announced that it recovered 3.4 mln carats for the three months ending March 31, a drop of 10% year on year in the first quarter. According to the company, the Argyle mine yielded 2.6 mln carats, a 7% decrease compared to the same period last year.
Rio Tinto has been reducing its output from the site in preparation for its closure in the fourth quarter of the year.
Rio Tinto’s share of production at Diavik mine fell 15% to 857,000 carats, due to the lower grades recovered at the deposit. Rio Tinto owns 60% stake of the Canadian Diavik mine.
Rio Tinto Diamond expects to produce between 12mln to 14 mln carats from its Argyle mine in Australia and its Diavik deposit in Canada during the year.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished