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

Burgundy Diamond Mines completes acquisition of Ekati

06 july 2023

Burgundy Diamond Mines Limited has completed the transaction to acquire 100 per cent of Arctic Canadian Diamond Company Limited shares including its primary mining asset, the Ekati Diamond Mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories. Burgundy is founded in Perth, Western Australia and is led by a world-class management team and board.

With Ekati in its portfolio, Burgundy is now a fully integrated global-scale diamond company that can authentically trace the full chain of custody of high quality, ethically and sustainably sourced diamonds from its mine in Canada right through directly to its customers.

Burgundy Diamond Mines’ corporate brand will extend globally, including in Canada, led by Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kim Truter. Truter has more than 30 years of experience in both surface and underground mining operations, and large-scale project development across multiple geographies.

“Burgundy is well-positioned for growth, with significant value to be delivered to all stakeholders through our fully integrated end-to-end value chain now including the global scale Ekati asset,” said Truter.

“I look forward to engaging with stakeholders in the Canadian North, many of whom I have successfully partnered with previously. Local communities, Indigenous partners, and government officials remain vitally important to what we believe will be an exciting and beneficial future for all involved,” he added.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough&Polished