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

Diamcor to tender more than 2500 ct of rough diamonds

14 october 2021
Diamcor Mining has recovered 2,521.17 carats of rough diamonds from its Krone Endora at Venetia Project in South Africa following the recent completion of phase one upgrades.
It said these would be put up for sale at the company’s first tender of its current quarter ending December 31, 2021.
Diamcor said the total carats delivered for this initial tender are in line with the company expectations.
Further refinements, as well as efforts on a larger phase two upgrade, will continue throughout the quarter.
“The company remains confident the full potential of these upgrades will be realised and operating costs on a per tonne basis will continue to improve due to reductions in plant consumables and increases in operational efficiencies at the project,” it said.
“The company expects to complete two additional tenders prior to the end of the current quarter and provide updates on the results in due course over the coming weeks.”

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