Indian Diamond Industry to Resume Rough Diamond Imports from 15th 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.

08 december 2023

Anglo American Platinum to meet 2023 production, cost guidance

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

08 december 2023

Botswana Diamonds identifies four anomalies close to the KX36 project

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.

08 december 2023

Marula completes Blesberg lithium, tantalum drilling ahead of schedule

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

08 december 2023

Miners down tools at Wesizwe’s Bakubung Platinum Mine

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

08 december 2023

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

04 december 2023

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 the Indian Gold Sector and looks forward for it to grow into a more powerful and sustainable gold market.

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

27 november 2023

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 and art designers respond positively to transparency.

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

20 november 2023

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, upcoming exhibitions, his plans for the nearest future and the importance of perfectionism.

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

13 november 2023

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 industry currently.

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

06 november 2023

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.

Paul Zimnisky: G7 Diamond Protocol to introduce an unprecedented level of transparency

30 october 2023

Diamond industry analyst Paul Zimnisky told Rough&Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that while opinions vary on the politics behind the sanctions on Russian diamonds, the end outcome will usher in a new age for the diamond industry worldwide.

Ankush Nakrani: "Through SEED4CVD and MPCVD machines, we maintain stringent quality control throughout the entire production process."

23 october 2023

Ankush Nakrani, Director of Asianlab Grown Diamonds, has a rich background in electronics and with his passion for innovation, Ankush has become a luminary in the lab-grown diamond industry. Here, in an Exclusive Interview with Rough & Polished, besides his extraordinary knowledge, Ankush Nakrani shares his extremely profound thoughts.

James Campbell: Botswana Diamonds recovers over 1,600 carats of diamonds from Marsfontein since March

16 october 2023

The Marsfontein project is a precursor to the larger Thorny River project. Since mining started at Marsfontein, over 1,600 carats of diamonds have been recovered, according to James Campbell, the managing director of Botswana Diamonds, who spoke with Mathew Nyaungwa of Rough & Polished.

Vladislav Zhdanov: Possibility of choice: synthetic or natural diamonds

09 october 2023

Vladislav Zhdanov told Rough&Polished about new research in diamond synthesis, the prospects for using the carbon materials and the trends in dividing the markets for natural and synthetic diamonds.

Stanislav Mazurchik, Director General of the Grant jewelry company: Our dream is to make St. Petersburg the jewelry capital of Russia

02 october 2023

The Grant Jewelry Factory is a jewelry company in St. Petersburg that has grown from a small gold and diamond private jewelry workshop founded in 1999. The company’s director general, Stanislav Mazurchik, told Rough&Polished about what is needed to run a successful business, as well as about the company’s latest collections and future plans.

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