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

Gemfields’ first-half emerald, ruby output dip

02 august 2023

The Kagem emerald mine in Zambia produced 17.4 million carats of emeralds for Gemfields in the six months ended on June 30, including 85,000 carats of quality emeralds.

This is down from the 18.9 million carats produced in the same period last year.

In addition, 772 000 carats, including 35 760 carats of quality rubies, were mined from the Montepuez ruby mine in Mozambique.

In the same time frame last year, the mine extracted 1.6 million carats of ruby.

For the first nine months of the year, Gemfields reported just below $65 million in income from emerald auctions and $80.4 million in revenue from ruby auctions.

The miner will deliver a comprehensive report in September.

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