29 episodes

The Paul Zimnisky Diamond Analytics Podcast provides a look into the global diamond industry with leading analyst Paul Zimnisky. Each episode features a full-length interview with a special guest to discuss the diamond industry and related topics while sharing interesting observations, thoughts and analysis. A wide range of guests from around the world have joined the show from all segments of the diamond supply chain and beyond, including: exploration geologists, jewelry designers, marketing experts, journalists, novelists, economists, consultants, technology experts and artists, from India, Brazil, Russia, South Africa, England, Canada and the U.S.

Paul Zimnisky Diamond Analytics Podcast Paul Zimnisky

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The Paul Zimnisky Diamond Analytics Podcast provides a look into the global diamond industry with leading analyst Paul Zimnisky. Each episode features a full-length interview with a special guest to discuss the diamond industry and related topics while sharing interesting observations, thoughts and analysis. A wide range of guests from around the world have joined the show from all segments of the diamond supply chain and beyond, including: exploration geologists, jewelry designers, marketing experts, journalists, novelists, economists, consultants, technology experts and artists, from India, Brazil, Russia, South Africa, England, Canada and the U.S.

    Guest: Evgeny Agureev

    Guest: Evgeny Agureev

    ALROSA’s Deputy CEO and head of the company’s United Selling Organization, Evgeny Agureev, joins the show from Moscow, Russia. Paul and Evgeny begin by discussing the current state of diamond industry fundamentals and whether the “good times will last.” Next, Evgeny shares his thoughts on ALROSA’s short, medium, and longer-term supply potential. The conversation then shifts to mid-stream participant demand for rough and Evgeny talks about the industry’s shifting priority towards ESG initiatives when sourcing goods. Lastly, the two discuss innovation in rough diamond sales platforms and ALROSA’s new sales system which prioritizes allocating rough to clients that provide the greatest value-add.
     
    Hosted by: Paul Zimnisky
    Guest: Evgeny Agureev
    Guest plug: www.alrosa.ru
    More information on PZDA’s State of the Diamond Market report: www.paulzimnisky.com/products
     
    Show contact: paul@paulzimnisky.com or visit www.paulzimnisky.com.
     
    Please note that the contents of this podcast includes anecdotes, observations and opinions. The information should not be considered investment or financial advice. Consult your investment professional before making any investment decisions. Please read full disclosure at: www.paulzimnisky.com.

    • 22 min
    Guest: Amish Shah

    Guest: Amish Shah

    In this episode, Amish Shah, of integrated man-made diamond company ALTR Created Diamonds, joins the show for a candid, high-level discussion on the lab-grown diamond business. The conversation starts with Amish providing a glimpse into the company’s production method and supply profile. Next, Paul and Amish discuss the upstream segment of the industry and address where the market is experiencing supply shortages and overages. The two then move on to discuss the mid- and downstream segments of the business, attempting to pin down current sources of demand. The conversation concludes with a talk about marketing lab-diamonds, whether man-made stones are actually “green” and how future tech applications could eventually be the greatest source of demand for lab-grown goods.
     
    Hosted by: Paul Zimnisky
    Guest: Amish Shah
    Guest plug: www.altr.nyc
    More information on PZDA’s State of the Diamond Market report: www.paulzimnisky.com/products
     
    Show contact: paul@paulzimnisky.com or visit www.paulzimnisky.com.
     
    Please note that the contents of this podcast includes anecdotes, observations and opinions. The information should not be considered investment or financial advice. Consult your investment professional before making any investment decisions. Please read full disclosure at: www.paulzimnisky.com.

    • 25 min
    Guest: Grant Erskine & Dr. John Watling of Source Certain International

    Guest: Grant Erskine & Dr. John Watling of Source Certain International

    Paul talks with Grant Erskine and Dr. John Watling of Source Certain International, a Perth, Australia-based provenance verification technology company that is tracking diamonds using their chemical signature. The conversation begins with Paul discussing the diamond industry’s need for a reliable provenance tracing strategy –and why a chemical signature approach may be the preferable solution. Next, John gives a technical explanation of Source Certain’s “diamond fingerprinting” method. Grant then gives his thoughts on the commercial application of the technology. The conversation concludes with the group discussing how provenance verification for diamonds may play out in the future.
     
    Hosted by: Paul Zimnisky
    Guest: Grant Erskine & Dr. John Watling of Source Certain International
    Guest plug: www.sourcecertain.com
    Information on PZDA’s State of the Diamond Market report: www.paulzimnisky.com/products
     
    Show contact: paul@paulzimnisky.com or visit www.paulzimnisky.com.
     
    Please note that the contents of this podcast includes anecdotes, observations and opinions. The information should not be considered investment or financial advice. Consult your investment professional before making any investment decisions. Please read full disclosure at: www.paulzimnisky.com.

    • 35 min
    Guest: James AH. Campbell

    Guest: James AH. Campbell

    In this episode, Paul talks to well-known diamond industry veteran James AH. Campbell, currently the managing director of Botswana Diamonds, a diamond exploration and development company with assets in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The conversation starts off with James talking about the early days in his career and about his experience working directly for Nicky Oppenheimer, the famed businessman and son of Harry Oppenheimer. The two then discuss the current state of the diamond exploration business. James provides some words of wisdom to young geologists and explains how exploring for diamonds differs across regions. Paul then asks James about Botswana Diamonds’ tentative plans for the Ghaghoo mine, which the company is currently in the process of acquiring a stake in. The conversation then briefly switches to ballet as James’ describes his bout as Chairman of the Joburg Ballet, the largest ballet company in Africa. The episode concludes with James providing a poetic glimpse of his recent travels touring Tanzania, including a stop at the Serengeti National Park, home to largest annual animal migration in the world.
     
    Hosted by: Paul Zimnisky
    Guest: James AH. Campbell
    Guest plug: www.botswanadiamonds.co.uk
    More information on PZDA’s State of the Diamond Market report: www.paulzimnisky.com/products
     
    Show contact: paul@paulzimnisky.com or visit www.paulzimnisky.com.
     
    Please note that the contents of this podcast includes anecdotes, observations and opinions. The information should not be considered investment or financial advice. Consult your investment professional before making any investment decisions. Please read full disclosure at: www.paulzimnisky.com.

    • 37 min
    Guest: Matthew Hart Returns

    Guest: Matthew Hart Returns

    Author Matthew Hart rejoins the show upon the debut of his latest thriller novel “Ice Angel.” The conversation begins with Matthew providing a glimpse into his new book (a follow up to “The Russian Pink”) which involves the murder of a diamond prospector in the Canadian North and a plot that parallels the current geopolitical climate between the U.S., Canada and China. Next, Matthew explains how he approaches writing his books, what his technical and creative process is like and why likes to write about the diamond industry. The conversation concludes with Paul and Matthew discussing thoughts on lab-created diamonds and Matthew shares his findings on the subject while researching for an article he recently wrote for digital-weekly AIRMAIL titled “The Blingless Ring.”
     
    Hosted by: Paul Zimnisky
    Guest: Author Matthew Hart
    Guest plug: www.matthew-hart.net
    More information on PZDA’s State of the Diamond Market report: www.paulzimnisky.com/products
     
    Show contact: paul@paulzimnisky.com or visit www.paulzimnisky.com.
     
    Please note that the contents of this podcast includes anecdotes, observations and opinions. The information should not be considered investment or financial advice. Consult your investment professional before making any investment decisions. Please read full disclosure at: www.paulzimnisky.com.

    • 36 min
    Guest: Tom Chatham

    Guest: Tom Chatham

    Created-gem pioneer Tom Chatham joins the show to tell the history behind his eponymously-named company and to discuss an array of topics related to lab-created diamonds and other gems. The conversation starts off with Tom telling the very interesting story of his father, Carroll, who at a very young age successfully grew commercial-quality emeralds in the 1930’s. Tom details the challenges and successes of being a first-mover in the created-gem business mid-last century including the science, the handling of intellectual property and commercial distribution. Paul and Tom then discuss the differences between growing diamond and other gems, why it took so long for lab-created diamonds to go mainstream, consumer’s willingness to adopt man-made gems and thoughts on the future of the natural diamond business. The conversation concludes with a brief discussion on synthetic diamond use in high-tech applications.
     
    Hosted by: Paul Zimnisky
    Guest: Tom Chatham
    Guest plug: www.chatham.com
    More information on PZDA’s State of the Diamond Market report: www.paulzimnisky.com/products
     
    Show contact: paul@paulzimnisky.com or visit www.paulzimnisky.com.
     
    Please note that the contents of this podcast includes anecdotes, observations and opinions. The information should not be considered investment or financial advice. Consult your investment professional before making any investment decisions. Please read full disclosure at: www.paulzimnisky.com.

    • 52 min

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