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

Premier obtains additional funding approval for Zim lithium and tantalum project

13 september 2023

Premier African Minerals says that Canmax Technologies, its largest shareholder, has obtained regulatory approval from China, which allows it to secure an additional £5 million ($6.2 million) that will be utilised for the ongoing optimisation of the Zulu lithium and tantalum project in Zimbabwe.

The subscription was approved using the company's already established share authority.

Once issued, the 1,4 billion new ordinary shares will have the same standing as the existing ordinary shares.

The multi-commodity mining and natural resource development company said that it had submitted a request for the subscription shares to be admitted to trading on AIM.

Anticipation is high for admission, which is expected to take place on or around September 15.

After the subscription shares have been issued, the company's share capital will be comprised of 25.4 billion ordinary shares, all endowed with voting rights.

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