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

Roxgold opens Côte d'Ivoire gold mine

20 september 2023

Roxgold has opened a gold mine in Côte d'Ivoire's northwestern region with an annual production target of 130,000 ounces of gold.

The Canadian firm has spent about 78 billion CFA francs ($127 million) to construct the Seguela gold mine, which is located 500 kilometres north of Abidjan.

"We have more than 10 years of mining production ahead of us at Seguela and our ambition is to continue exploring and developing here," Roxgold chief executive Jorge Ganoza was quoted as saying by Reuters.

Côte d'Ivoire, the leading cocoa producer in the world, is working to revitalise the West African country’s mining industry.

Mining minister Mamadou Sangafowa Coulibaly said the country's annual gold output will increase to 50 tonnes from 48 tonnes in 2022.

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