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

Johan Erikson: The industry needs to spend more on advertising and marketing

First Element is a fully independent Diamond Services Company registered in Belgium, Botswana, South Africa and Dubai. First Element is committed to providing a world class diamond service aimed at adding value to the entire supply chain, from the daily...

08 june 2020

Mountain Province Diamonds provided revised guidance for 2020

19 june 2020
Image credit: Mountain Province

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. announced revised guidance for 2020 for the Gahcho Kué Mine. The company withdrew its original guidance for 2020 in March due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the company, diamond recoveries are expected to be 6.3 – 6.4 million carats, adjusted from previous guidance of 6.75 – 6.95 million carats; production costs - $CAD 50 – 55 per carat recovered - unchanged from previous guidance. 
Stuart Brown, the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, commented: "As previously noted, the unprecedented events of COVID-19 have had a major impact on our operations and sales. As a result of the all the interruptions and subsequent changes since the start of the pandemic, our total 2020 production forecast has been lowered by approximately 400K carats whilst maintaining or slightly lowering our cost guidance for full year 2020. The new forecast is the result of a tremendous amount of effort to maintain production at the mine… The demand for rough diamonds is starting to show signs of interest. We anticipate the diamond market will continue to open up over the coming months and we look forward to resuming normal sales later in the second half of the year".

Alex Shishlo, Editor of the Rough&Polished European Bureau