The last turn of Larisa Popugayeva’s ‘pyrope path’

This year, the Russian diamond industry will celebrate a glorious anniversary, 70 years since the discovery of the first kimberlite pipe in the USSR called Zarnitsa (Summer Lightning). The kimberlite pipe was discovered on August 21, 1954 by...

16 july 2024

Prospects for lithium mining in Europe

The European Union, the world’s main purveyor of the energy transition, is in dire need of the mineral raw materials required to ensure it. At the same time, the EU does its best to avoid dependency on China, Russia and other traditional suppliers amid...

09 july 2024

Diamonds pose a quantum block to India’s research ambition

( - Customs Department’s decision on who can and cannot import diamonds is taking some of the lustre off...

12 july 2024

How Luxury Houses Are Boosting Their Jewelry Market Share

( - Richemont and LVMH are well positioned to increase their brands’ influence over the industry. Last year was a big one for luxury jewelry...

05 july 2024

Probably more diamond industry uncertainty now than at any other point – Gemdax

( - While the diamond sector probably has more uncertainty now than at any other point, participants...

28 june 2024

Mining giant Rio Tinto records growth in gold mining and refining amid decline in diamond production


The Australian-British mining and metallurgical group Rio Tinto summed up the results of the first half of 2024, recording an increase in gold mining and processing, and a continuing decline in diamond production volumes.

Zim state miner eyes $150 mln investment to lift gold output


Kuvimba Mining House, Zimbabwe's largest gold producer, is in the process of negotiating with potential partners to secure a $150 million investment that will increase production at its Shamva mine by 50%.

Interest in lithium projects development exceeds Chilean government expectations - report


The government of Chile, a country with the world’s biggest reserves of lithium, noted strong interest from mining companies that wish to develop new local deposits of the battery metal.

Rusolovo lowers tin production and increases copper output


PJSC Rusolovo, part of the Seligdar holding, in January-June 2024 reduced tin production in concentrate by 14% year-on-year, to 1,223 tons, the press service of the polymetallic holding reported.

Rio Tinto appoints new chief executive to oversee copper division


Rio Tinto has appointed Katie Jackson to oversee its Copper division, succeeding Bold Baatar, who will assume the role of chief commercial officer later this year.

Star Diamond gains ownership of Buffalo Hills diamond mine in Canada


Canadian diamond miner Star Diamond Corporation (formerly Shore Gold Inc.) has acquired a full ownership of the Buffalo Hills project in Alberta after the purchase of its remaining 50% stake from Canterra Minerals.

Petra cuts net debt to $201mln


Petra Diamonds, which has operations in South Africa and Tanzania, reduced its net debt by $11 million to $201 million as of 30 June 2024, compared to $212 million at 31 December 2023.

Norilsk Nickel to invest 10 billion rubles in Pelyatkinskoye gas field


Norilskgazprom, a gas production subsidiary of Norilsk Nickel, has begun drilling new wells at the Pelyatkinskoye gas condensate field to supply Norilsk and production facilities with the necessary natural gas.

DiaMondaine Diamantaires Club mulls diamond safari tours in southern Africa

DiaMondaine Diamantaires Club (DDC) is set to organise diamond safari tours in southern Africa, home to major diamond-producing countries. DDC founder Agnes Abdulahu told Rough&Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that the launch of the first diamond safari...

15 july 2024

Vladislav Zhdanov: Questions of efficiency and investment potential of diamond mining versus diamond growing pique keen interest

Vladislav Zhdanov is Professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE). He told Rough&Polished about new researches into the effectiveness of diamond production methods.

02 july 2024

Why it's expensive to cut and polish diamonds in Africa? ADMA president António Oliveira has the answer

The African Diamond Manufacturers Association (ADMA) president António Oliveira told Rough&Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that the lack of a robust infrastructure in Africa fails to accelerate and encourage manufacturing...

24 june 2024

Edahn Golan: IPO feasible but not Anglo’s preferred way to sell De Beers

Edahn Golan, owner of the eponymous Edahn Golan Diamond Research and Data, told Rough&Polished's Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that while an IPO of De Beers is “feasible,"  he does not think this is a route Anglo American...

17 june 2024

GemsCouture- avant-garde by Victor Moiseikin

Jewelry items and precious souvenirs of the MOISEIKIN jewelry brand are in the museums and private collections of world celebrities, representatives of the political and cultural elite - from Xi Jinping to the British Windsors, from Angela Merkel to...

05 june 2024