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Botswana Diamonds deal with Diamexstrat, Burgundy more extensive than that with Alrosa – Campbell

Botswana Diamonds recently entered into a cooperation agreement with Diamexstrat Botswana and its partner, Burgundy to fund exploration of its prospecting licence assets in the southern African country. Company managing director James Campbell told Rough&Polished's...

01 march 2021

‘By democratizing luxury, lab-grown diamonds are heading towards opening the widest consumer base globally the diamond industry has ever experienced’, asserts Amish Shah, President, ALTR Created Diamonds

A third-generation diamantaire, Amish Shah, President of ALTR Created Diamonds and pioneer of the lab-grown diamond market has never been afraid to challenge the status quo. After gaining experience, through his family business in the diamond industry...

22 february 2021

Debbie Azar: “I believe that natural and laboratory-grown diamonds are two separate products that can complement each other through their unique features and benefits”

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15 february 2021

Consumer spending on diamonds exceeds expectations as rough demand outstrips supply – Zimnisky

Consumer spending on diamonds exceeded expectations in the fourth quarter of 2020 and has continued through early 2021, according to a top industry expert. Diamond industry analyst Paul Zimnisky told Rough&Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that a multi-year...

08 february 2021

Lucapa unearths another +100ct diamond from Lulo

19 january 2021
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Image credit: Lucapa Diamond


Lucapa Diamond has recovered another +100 carat diamond at its 40%-owned Lulo alluvial mine in Angola.
It said the 104-carat D-colour white stone was unearthed from Mining Block 46 (MB46).
The company recovered a 113-carat D-colour white stone early this month from MB46 as well.
"[This] shows the potential for these blocks as we move deeper into the southern terraces," said Lucapa.
"[Also], the proximity of MB46 to the high priority kimberlites in the Canguige catchment further
reinforces their prospectivity." 
The latest finding is the 18th +100 carat diamond recovered on the Lulo concession to date.

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