Lab-grown diamond jewellery sales to breach the 10% mark for the first time this year – Zimnisky

The supply and demand for man-made diamonds had been on an increase in recent years, much to the discomfort of the natural diamonds industry. Some companies in the mid-stream segment of the natural diamond industry are now involved in the lab-grown business...

28 november 2022

Diamond mining and diamond synthesis: Which is more efficient?

Vladislav Zhdanov - Professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics and former Vice President of ALROSA (2015-2018). He is a physicist by profession. Vladislav Zhdanov was educated at the Ural Federal University (General...

21 november 2022

The success of TAGS over the past 5 years has encouraged many large tender houses to establish regular and sizeable tender operations in Dubai

Mike Aggett is an experienced Private Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the mining and metals industry. Skilled in Luxury Goods, Business Planning, Sales, Gemology, and Jewelry, Mike is a professional who graduated from Dover College...

14 november 2022

It all starts with stones - it is they that give impetus, determine the image and embodiment

Maxim Selikhov is the founder of the SelikhoV Diamonds brand launched in 2006, and the company manufactures unique handmade jewellery with rare high-quality gemstones. He is also known as a collector of unique and large-size jewellery stones who considers...

07 november 2022

‘Our technologies – CVD machines and growing technology – are game changers’, asserts Arnaud Flambeau, Executive Chairman, 2DOT4 Diamonds LLC

Arnaud Flambeau is the Executive Chairman of ‘2DOT4 Diamonds LLC’, Dubai, a fully integrated lab-grown diamonds company. The Company provides rough 'as grown' diamonds, in-house polished IGI certified loose polished diamonds and high-quality...

31 october 2022

Petra Diamonds appoints new non-executive director

09 february 2022
Petra Diamonds has appointed Jon Dudas as an independent non-executive director of the company from 1 March 2022.
He is the current chairperson of Samruk-Kazyna, Kazakhstan’s sovereign wealth fund, which he joined in 2020. 
Dudas previously served as an independent non-executive director and chairperson of the National Atomic Company Kazatomprom.
At BHP he was president and chief executive of their global $5 billion per annum revenue Aluminium division.
He holds degrees in Mining Engineering, Mineral Economics and Management of Business Administration.
“Jon has very broad experience across the mining and resources sectors, in operations, general management, finance and strategy, and has held Board positions with major companies, all of which will greatly assist in the strategic development of the Company,” said Petra non-executive chairman Peter Hill. 

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