What Jagersfontein diamond mine staff should have done to avoid the dam wall collapse

A mine dam wall at South Africa’s Jagersfontein diamond mine in Free State province recently collapsed twice within two weeks, killing one person and damaging properties. The dam at the disused mine held liquid waste from a tailings reprocessing operation...

03 october 2022

“The global diamond industry must now learn to steer clear of this obstructive and outdated “blood/conflict diamond” terminology,” says Dr M’zee Fula Ngenge, Chairman, African Diamond Council

Dr M'zée Fula Ngenge, the Chairman of the African Diamond Council (ADC), a Mining Engineer and highly respected Senior Strategy Advisor celebrated 40 years in the global diamond industry this year. He acts as a professional liaison within...

26 september 2022

Anglo American Platinum makes significant investments in SA’s hydrogen economy

Anglo American Platinum continues to make significant investments in South Africa’s hydrogen economy, according to a company spokesperson. The Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) miner’s external communication principal Nomonde Ndwalaza told Rough&Polished’s...

19 september 2022

Ellen Joncheere: I am launching a new initiative to support young designers globally

Ellen Joncheere, CEO of HRD Antwerp, in an exclusive interview with Rough&Polished told about the history of the HRD Design Awards and its new, 18th edition.

12 september 2022

Hari Krishna Exports eyes untapped diamond jewellery markets

Ghanshyam Dholakia, born in a farmers’ family in a remote village Dudhala in Gujarat was inspired along with his siblings by his father to follow their destiny and this led them to Surat city - a world of opportunities! In the early seventies, Ghanshyam’s...

05 september 2022

LDJS 2022 concludes on a huge success note

16 august 2022
India’s Biggest Lab Grown Diamonds & Jewellery Show (LDJS 2022) for Indian and international jewellers saw more than 25,000 visitors during the 4-day exhibition. Inaugurated with much fanfare on 5th August, the 2nd Edition Expo ‘LDJS 2022’ of the Lab-Grown Diamond and Jewellery Promotion Council (LGDJPC) was a huge success. International buyers from London, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Middle East as well as Indian buyers finalised orders during the Expo, as per a press release from the Council.
Spread across 5000 Square Metres, LDJS 2022 had more than 100 exhibitors showcasing their varied range of diamonds and jewellery to the buyers and visitors. It had 9 countries participating in it and 12 interactive trade sessions and fashion shows. 
Speaking at the occasion, Shashikanth Dalichand Shah, Chairman, LGDJPC said, “We are extremely delighted by this tremendous response for this edition. The buyers and visitors were delighted to have such a wide range of LGDs manufactured in India to choose from. Even the various interactive sessions organised by us gave deep insights to the buyers.”
Rajesh Bajaj, Convenor, LGDJPC added: “This is a dream come true moment not only for the Council but the entire LGDJs market in India. This response will boost the council to do much better in our forthcoming editions. In fact, more than half of the exhibitors have confirmed their participation for the next edition and requesting us to organise it as soon as possible.”

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough&Polished