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

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...


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

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.

11 april 2024

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

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...

01 april 2024

Edahn Golan: Lab-grown diamond prices to continue declining

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...

25 march 2024

ADPA’s Ellah Muchemwa: G7 restrictions to bring extra costs from diamond mining to retail

The African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA), which has openly registered its disdain for the G7’s rough diamond trade restrictions, is of the opinion that the move will bring extra costs on all stages, from mining to retail. ADPA executive...

18 march 2024

SODIAM appoints The New Jeweller as an international advisor

01 june 2023
The Angolan national diamond trading company, SODIAM has appointed The New Jeweller as an advisor for investment promotion from diamond companies focused on expanding business in the country. 
The New Jeweller said in a statement that it will advise investors from the international diamond community on the benefits of investing to set up factories in the Saurimo Diamond Hub. 
The diamond hub has an area of more than 35,000 square meters with an infrastructure that comprises Banks, dormitories, professional and technical training institutes, a food court, a convention centre, a training institute for cutting and polishing, beneficiation factories, and plots of land for the implementation of more beneficiation factories.
SODIAM plans to build 19 new factories within the hub between 2023 and 2025, and to achieve this target, the mineral resources ministry recently introduced new incentives to promote local beneficiation.
‘’We have chosen to partner with The New Jeweller International Group to advice all our potential Diamond Industry colleagues on the advantages and benefits that they would derive by opening up factories in the Saurimo Diamond Hub,” said SODIAM’s Eugenio Bravo da Rosa.
“The New Jeweller International Group enjoys an excellent equity among the diamond sector and our first-phase interactions with the group through conferences, webinars and media activities have prompted us and ensured us that they would not only be our partner in growth but also an excellent and efficient response-oriented advisor to the Saurimo Diamond Hub.”

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished