ALMAR is a case in point that will serve to develop the process of funding junior companies and geological exploration in general

Arkticheskaya Gornaya Kompaniya (AGK, Arctic Mining Company) develops the diamond deposits in the Lena-Anabar diamondiferous sub-province of Yakutia under the ALMAR (Diamonds of the Arctic) brand. This company attracts investments for...

10 may 2021

Stephan Wolzok: When we’re all able to go back to our “normal” lives, then the market will do the same

Rubel & Ménasché, the well-known Paris-based diamond company, has been supplying the jewelry houses of Place Vendôme with high-end small goods for over 50 years. The company has been granted European Commission “Authorized Economic Operator” (AEO)...

03 may 2021

Advanced Diamond Online Academy - how Branko Deljanin raises awareness among industry professionals

The intercontinental diamond educational web series, launched by BrankoGems Advanced Diamond Online Academy, premiered on April 9, 2021. A special course, created for diamond professionals, aims to raise awareness among industry players on diamonds...

26 april 2021

Igor Kevchenkov - “The things that will survive us”

Igor Kevchenkov, Director General of ‘Russkaya Yuvelirnaya Kompaniya (Russian Jewellery Company) No. 1’, one of the seasoned professionals in the jewellery industry due to many years of experience, answered the questions about the state of the...

19 april 2021

Gold brings stability, acts as insurance, and generates higher risk-adjusted returns especially in times of heightened uncertainty

Somasundaram PR (Som) joined the World Gold Council in January 2013, as Managing Director, India. Based in Mumbai, Som is responsible for leading the World Gold Council's activities across the Indian gold market. Som has over 27 years of...

12 april 2021

Give us back our diamonds, SA politician to Queen Elizabeth II

03 may 2021
A member of Parliament for South Africa's opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has demanded South Africa's diamonds be returned by Queen Elizabeth II.
The politician Mbusiyseni Ndlozi said the diamonds should be brought back to South Africa without compensation as they belong to the country they were found.
"Expropriation of the Queen's crown without compensation: we want our diamonds back!" he tweeted. 
Queen Elizabeth II has two of the biggest diamonds – the Cullinan I and Cullinan II – ever found in the world and both were unearthed in South Africa. 
The Cullinan I diamond (or Star of Africa) is 530.2 carat pear-shaped and is set as the main stone in the majestic Sceptre with the Cross.
The second-largest is Cullinan II or the Second Star of Africa, weighing 317.4 carats and it was mounted in the Imperial State Crown. 
Petra Diamonds currently owns the Cullinan mine.

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