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

Endiama, GGPEN deploy cutting-edge technology to monitor illegal diamond mining in Angola

10 october 2023

The National Space Programme Management Office (GGPEN) and ENDIAMA successfully launched Tech-Minas, a cutting-edge Earth monitoring tool that integrates satellite photography, artificial intelligence (AI), and Chat GPT.

Space in Africa reports that Tech-Minas guarantees to revolutionise Endiama, providing an invaluable tool for identifying and stopping unlawful diamond extraction.

The multidimensional approach of the technology allows for more efficient surveillance of the full diamond value chain in Angola.

“GGPEN, with its strategic focus on harnessing the potential of the Angolan Space Programme, has once again demonstrated its commitment to serving as a pivotal support system for critical sectors of the Angolan economy, particularly the diamond industry,” GGPEN general manager Zolana Joao was quoted as saying.

“Moreover, we thank ENDIAMA and all our partners, especially Selina Hayes, Hayes Group International, for supporting this transformative project to fruition.”

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