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...

16 april 2024

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

BlueRock Diamonds fails to publish annual report

04 july 2023

BlueRock Diamonds failed to publish its annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 December 2022 by 30 June 2023, which was the deadline according to the AIM rules for companies.

Trading in the company's shares on AIM was suspended on 24 February 2023.

The company owns and operates the Kareevlei Diamond Mine (Kareevlei) in the Kimberley region of South Africa.

Admission of the company's shares to trading on AIM will be cancelled if they remain suspended for six months.

BlueRock was placed into administration on 5 June 2023, and Allister Manson and Trevor Binyon of Opus Restructuring were appointed the joint administrators.

Operations at the mine remain suspended and negotiations are in progress for the restructuring of Kareevlei.

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