China leads the global LGD industry, with India close behind

As of today, the Lab-Grown Diamond (LGD) business has surged ahead, offering consumers an ethical and sustainable choice. It is no longer looked at as a threat to the natural diamond business. The LGD sector looks promising, filled with huge...

04 december 2023

The image of polished diamonds during the new Cold War era

A side effect of the accelerated funding of defense programs in the NATO countries is the long-term growth in a number of solvent buyers that can be considered as polished diamond market’s potential clients.

27 november 2023

Norilsk Nickel presents metals market review

Norilsk Nickel, the world’s largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel and a major producer of platinum and copper presents the twelfth review of the nickel, copper and platinum group metals (PGM) markets.

05 december 2023

Time to Tackle the Diamond Industry’s Pre-Pandemic Challenges

( - Economic headwinds, Chinese caution and the threat of lab-grown are the trade’s current concerns. But the recurring difficulties...

01 december 2023

Diamond certification head hits out at G7 plans to target Russian producers

( - The incoming chair of the international certification scheme for conflict diamonds has hit out at a plan by the G7 group of developed nations...

28 november 2023

Indian Diamond Industry to Resume Rough Diamond Imports from 15th December 2023

08 december 2023

The Indian gem & jewellery industry announces  that the voluntary suspension of rough diamond imports, which was in effect from 15th October to 15th December 2023, will be lifted on 15th December 2023.

Anglo American Platinum to meet 2023 production, cost guidance

08 december 2023

Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is expected to meet its 2023 production and cost guidance despite a broad set of external pressures.

Botswana Diamonds identifies four anomalies close to the KX36 project

08 december 2023

Botswana Diamonds will embark on follow-up ground geophysics on four anomalies that were identified in the Kalahari close to the company's KX36 project.

Marula completes Blesberg lithium, tantalum drilling ahead of schedule

08 december 2023

Marula Mining has completed the Phase 1 and 2 diamond drilling at its Blesberg lithium and tantalum mine in South Africa ahead of schedule.

Miners down tools at Wesizwe’s Bakubung Platinum Mine

08 december 2023

Wesizwe Platinum says employees at its Bakubung Platinum Mine in South Africa have embarked on an illegal sit-in.

Rio Tinto's Kennecott copper operation to replace fossil diesel to fully renewable diesel

08 december 2023

Kennecott, Rio Tinto's copper operations, will replace its entire fossil diesel consumption with renewable diesel from 2024. Kennecott’s fleet of 90 haul trucks and all heavy machinery will begin to utilise  renewable diesel along with consumption from the concentrator, smelter, and refinery in the first quarter of 2024.

G7 Ban on Russian Diamond Imports from January - Statement by GJEPC Chairman Vipul Shah

07 december 2023

The recent statement from G7 leaders, informing of a decision to impose direct import restrictions on Russian-origin diamonds effective January 1, 2024, and on diamonds processed by third countries from March 1, 2024, while not surprising, raises valid concerns for the Indian Gems and Jewellery trade.

Gemfields earns $69.5mln from mixed-quality ruby auction

07 december 2023

Gemfields has realised $69.5 million in revenues from 239,591 carats recovered at Montepuez Ruby Mining (MRM) in Mozambique.

Somasundaram PR, Regional CEO, WGC India: IIBX will be a key infrastructure in the global scenario once a few more reforms in India are completed

Somasundaram PR joined the World Gold Council (WGC) in January 2013. He is responsible for leading the World Gold Council's activities across the Indian gold market. Here, in an exclusive Interview with Rough&Polished, he helps you understand...

04 december 2023

DiaMondaine Diamantaires Club: Transparency a sine qua non for the diamond industry

Transparency is crucial for inspiring consumer and retailer confidence in diamond brands, according to DiaMondaine Diamantaires Club. Agnes Abdulahu, the founder of the club, told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that fashion...

27 november 2023

Ilgiz Fazulzyanov: Traditions should be respected and preserved but at the same time, traditional jewelry should be made modern

Ilgiz Fazulzyanov is a jeweler who needs no introduction. He is renowned for his Ilgiz F. brand existing on the Russian market for more than 30 years and famous among true connoisseurs of jewelry art. He spoke to Rough&Polished about his new collections...

20 november 2023

Dr M'zée Fula Ngenge: The African Diamond Council will forever seek overlooked opportunities to create ideal conditions necessary for success in the entire global diamond industry as long as it does not become prone to or contaminated by indifference

Here, in an exclusive interview with Rough&Polished, Dr M'zée Fula Ngenge, Chairman of the African Diamond Council, expresses his views on the recently concluded Kimberley Process Plenary, and other grave issues being faced by the global diamond...

13 november 2023

Miri Chen: Fancy color diamonds, owing to their extreme rarity, tend to maintain their value even when resold on the second-hand market

Miri Chen is a CEO of Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF). Here, in an exclusive interview with Rough & Polished, Miri Chen explains FCRF's stand on coloured diamonds as an investment vehicle for now, as well as for years to come.

06 november 2023