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...

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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...

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Smiling Rocks, a philanthropic business model, inspires companies to work for betterment of the world

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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