“In the jewellery art, we express our feelings, emotions and share them with others”

Over 30 years, the MOISEIKIN company based in the Ural area has become a famous jewellery brand. The jewellery and souvenirs of this jewellery house made of precious and semi- precious stones and metals are displayed at museums and in private collections...

20 march 2023

Automatic double upgrade of diamonds is not only a questionable practice but could be systemic fraud – Meeus

HRD Antwerp is under investigation by Belgian authorities following allegations that for every Gemological Institute of America (GIA) stone, which entered their lab for certification an automatic upgrade would be given two colours up and one...

13 march 2023

"At House of Ashish Vijay, diamonds and coloured gemstones will only ever mean stones that carry a storied legacy"

Ashish Vijay, a Dubai-based investor, philanthropist, entrepreneur and businessman with decades of experience in the precious gemstone and luxury jewellery industry, finance and investments sectors, set up his business in Dubai in the year 2013. As the...

06 march 2023

KP should remodel its enforcement, accountability mechanisms if it wants to remain relevant - Fula-Ngenge

The African Diamond Council (ADC) is calling on the Kimberley Process (KP) to remodel its enforcement and accountability mechanisms if it wants to remain relevant and effective. ADC chairperson M’zée Fula-Ngenge told Rough&Polished’s...

27 february 2023

Why ODC is taking longer to sell the polished Okavango blue diamond?

Okavango Diamond Company (ODC), a rough diamond marketing company that is wholly owned by the Botswana government, took an extraordinary decision to polish the 20.46-carat Okavango blue diamond recovered at Debswana’s Orapa Mine in 2018. It was...

20 february 2023

Côte d'Ivoire produces a record high of 48 tonnes of gold in 2022

17 march 2023
Côte d'Ivoire increased its year-on-year gold production by 14% to about 48 tonnes in 2022,  according to media reports citing a document from the Ministry of Mines, Petrol and Energy.
Reuters reports that gold output in the West African nation had been rising gradually for several years and is expected to reach 50 tonnes this year as two mines belonging to Roxgold, owned by Fortuna and Tietto Minerals are expected to commence production.
Côte d'Ivoire is also expected to produce 55 tonnes in 2024 when Endeavour’s new mine begins production.
Côte d'Ivoire already hosts major gold miners such as Barrick Gold and Perseus Mining.
The country is planning to develop its long-neglected mining sector to diversify its revenue from cocoa.

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