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...

25 october 2021

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

Angola targets annual output of 14MCts

12 october 2021
Angola is planning to produce an annual output of 14 million carats of diamonds per year, according to the local media citing the minister of mineral resources, oil and gas, Diamantino de Azevedo.
Azevedo announced this after the signing of a joint venture agreement between Endiama and Rio Tinto over the Chiri diamond concession in the Lunda Norte province.
Angola had targeted to produce 14 million carats this year, but this was revised downwards to 9.3 million carats due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The southern African country produced 3.1 million carats in the first four months of 2021 compared to 5.3 million carats recorded during the same period last year.
Angola produced about 8 million carats last year from 9.4 million carats in 2019.

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