Antofagasta to invest $1.5b into water supply at Chilean mine

Antofagasta has signed a $1.5 billion agreement to improve water transport system to its Centinela copper mine in Chile.

Today

Versamet buys precious and base metals royalties portfolio from B2Gold

Canada-based B2Gold has reported a sale of a portfolio of ten precious and base metals royalties valued at $90 million to Versamet Royalties in exchange for 153.2 million common shares of the latter.

Today

Gemfields appoints ex-De Beers CEO as chairperson

Gemfields has appointed Bruce Cleaver, a former De Beers chief executive as its board chairperson and an independent non-executive director.

Yesterday

Zambia expects KoBold to spend $2.3 billion on Zambia copper mine

KoBold Metals, the mining exploration business backed by Bill Gates, has the potential to invest $2.3 billion in the development of a sizable new copper mine in Zambia, according to President Hakainde Hichilema citing figures from the company.

Yesterday

Sprott launches $100m physical copper fund

Sprott global investment manager specializing in precious metals and real assets has launched its new $100 million Physical Copper Trust, which would operate similarly to physical gold ETFs.

Yesterday

GemsCouture- avant-garde by Victor Moiseikin

05 june 2024

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 Paco Rabanne, Catherine Deneuve and Jan Zia, as well as the ruling dynasties of the Middle East. Viktor Moiseikin, the founder of the Moiseikin jewelry house and author of several proprietary technologies, including the world-famous unique ‘Russian Setting’ (Waltzing Brilliance), winner of many design awards, told Rough&Polished about the influence of Fabergé, cooperation with auction houses, his new collections and the importance of creative inspiration.

Oksana Senatorova: The trend is a decrease in regional jewelry retailers and an increase in large federal store chains

28 may 2024

Oksana Senatorova has long been known in the Russian jewelry community as an expert in the jewelry market. During her visit to the Junwex New Russian Style exhibition held in May in St. Petersburg, Oksana Senatorova answered the Rough&Polished correspondent’s questions.

De Beers collaborates with sightholders on carbon neutrality

20 may 2024

In 2021 De Beers, which has operations in southern Africa and Canada, set an ambitious target of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. The diamond miner had been working with its rough diamond customers known as sightholders to understand their environmental commitments and journey towards carbon neutrality.

Dr M'zée Fula Ngenge: KP has an opportunity to deliver an updated definition of conflict diamonds

13 may 2024

Dr M'zée Fula Ngenge told Rough&Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that the KP has the perfect set of circumstances to restore the certification scheme's credibility by backing, ushering in and implementing an effective traceability solution for the global diamond industry as well as the entire gemstone industry.

Zimnisky: Diamonds are incongruent with Anglo's longer-term strategy of focusing on commodities for green infrastructure

06 may 2024

It was recently reported that the diversified miner Anglo American, which is subject to a takeover by BHP Group for $39 billion, is considering selling its subsidiary De Beers. New York-based independent diamond and jewellery analyst Paul Zimnisky told Rough&Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that diamonds might not be what the group need going forward.

ODC managing director Mmetla Masire: We need to be responsible and not oversupply the market

22 april 2024

Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) managing director Mmetla Masire told Rough&Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that there is still a lot of inventory and there is a need for all players in the diamond industry to trade responsibly and avoid oversupplying the market.

Varvara Dmitrieva: The jewelry industry of Yakutia is distinguished by its creativity, unique cultural code and conservation of traditions

16 april 2024

Varvara Dmitrieva, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Precious Stones and Metals Processing Technologies of the North-Eastern Federal University, told Rough&Polished about the results of the Forum of jewelry Craftsmanship and the prospects for the jewelry industry in the Republic of Yakutia.

Valery Budny: There is no strategy and legislation in Russia enabling the full cycle processing of precious raw materials within the country

11 april 2024

Valery Budny, Head of the Jewelry Russia program and CEO of the JUNWEX media holding, told Rough&Polished about the results of the meeting and pressing issues in the precious metals and precious stones (PMPS) and the jewelry sectors.

Paul Zimnisky: Natural diamonds face the risk of eroding their appeal if constantly discounted

01 april 2024

New York-based independent diamond and jewellery analyst and consultant Paul Zimnisky told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that the industry should do away with discounts. He said the industry should treat natural diamonds as the high-end luxury products they are.

Edahn Golan: Lab-grown diamond prices to continue declining

25 march 2024

In an exclusive interview with Rough&Polished's Mathew Nyaungwa, Edahn Golan, proprietor of the eponymous Edahn Golan Diamond Research and Data, predicted that the prices of lab-grown diamonds would continue to decline, especially at the retail and mid-stream levels.

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