2020 is a very hard year for the diamond industry (for most of us, for most industries, in fact).Lower demand, lower prices, closures, unemployment, uncertainty. The industry will recover, eventually; it’ll be different, as previous social, economic and technological trends have been accelerated or amplified by the pandemic shock and its economic aftershocks. In my … Continue reading adapt or die
Angolan diamonds: into the XXI century
If you’re interested in (exploring for and mining) diamonds in Angola (or elsewhere), I and José Abranches will be talking on the subject in an Ore Deposits Hub webinar.We’ll make a (perhaps not that) short presentation, introducing the Angolan deposits and their classical genetical models and the global and local factors impacting the development of … Continue reading Angolan diamonds: into the XXI century
gold, gold, gold, crypto coins, blockchain and diamonds
What happened, what may happen For those interested in the yellow metal, the World Gold Council recently released two documents on the 2017 gold market events and on the outlook for 2018. We all now how forecasts work (I have just read and quote “if you have to forecast, forecast a lot“). Even so, the … Continue reading gold, gold, gold, crypto coins, blockchain and diamonds
100 anos – DIAMANG, 2017
A DIAMANG faz 100 anos daqui poucos meses.
É oportunidade para celebrarmos ao longo de 2017 e 2018, a DIAMANG e os diamantes, Portugal e os Portugueses, Angola e os Angolanos.
Já existem algumas ideias; são precisas mais. O que podemos fazer, e onde?
CIBJO Diamond Commission Special Report (synthetics and inclusion mapping technologies)
CIBJO released a Diamond Commission Special Report (SEPTEMBER 7, 2016). The report (cibjo-special-report-2016-diamond-commission) discusses two important developments: Synthetic diamonds. The report reiterates standards introduced by CIBJO to clearly distinguish between natural and man-made gems. These essentially were adopted (in general) by the International Standards Organisation in 2015, when it released ISO International Standard 18323 (specifies a set of … Continue reading CIBJO Diamond Commission Special Report (synthetics and inclusion mapping technologies)