Sourcing of rough in India through online tender system helpful amid COVID situation

Dinesh Navadiya, the Regional Chairman (Gujarat Region) of The Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India has been appointed the President of The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SGCCI). He is also...


Cultivating demand for natural diamonds

CIBJO, the international jewellery confederation, hosted a webinar last month on cultivating demand for natural diamonds. CIBJO had been holding a series of webinars on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar examined ways to cultivate demand...

23 november 2020

Deljanin and Simic: We do not think laboratory diamonds are threat to natural diamonds

Gem and jewelry industry experts Branko Deljanin and Dusan Simic have completed the 3rd edition of their best-selling book, Laboratory-Grown Diamonds - Information guide to HPHT and CVD-grown diamonds. Deljanin and Simic are diamond researchers with...

16 november 2020

Kapu Gems: Limited diamond manufacturing increases demand

After completing the commerce degree B. Com, Kalpesh D. Vaghani ventured into the family business. His understanding of the market, diamond intricacies and the global standards technology utilization helped him create a niche for himself. An entrepreneur...

02 november 2020

Chris Del Gatto: “We provide capital to smart companies”

Chris Del Gatto, CEO & Co-Founder of DELGATTO Diamond Finance Fund L.P., a New York-based non-bank lender to the diamond and jewelry industry, started his career as a diamond cutter when he was just 17. In his early 20’s, Chris went on to co-found...

26 october 2020

Grib mine and Karpinskogo mine are first of the kind to be launched in more than 10 years

22 october 2014
LUKOIL’s Grib mine and ALROSA’s Karpinskogo mine were the first two non-alluvial diamond mines with yearly output of greater than one-million carats to be put into production  in more than 10 years, Paul Zimnisky, an independent industry analyst and consultant told Mining Weekly.
"LUKOIL’s Grib which started production this summer, and ALROSA’s Karpinskogo mine, which started production in October, were the first two non-alluvial diamond mines with yearly output of greater than one-million carats to be put into production since Canada’s Diavik mine went online back in 2003," he said.
Both mines are located in Russia, and had yearly production profiles of 4-million and 2.2-million carats, respectively.
Alrosa’s Botuobinskaya mine was nearing completion, with the first mining pencilled in for the middle of next year. The mine was estimated to produce 1.5-million carats a year in Russia’s Sakha region, of Northeastern Siberia, and had a resource of more than 70-million carats.

Anna Georgieva, Rough&Polished