Ali Pastorini: Selling just the idea of glamour is no longer enough

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together approximately 1000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

21 may 2018

Diamonds are shifting from occasional to daily wear

Joy Alukkas started his first jewellery showroom in UAE in the year 1987, and today the Joyalukkas Group is a multi-billion global conglomerate with varied business interests. Beginning with a single jewellery room in Abu Dhabi, Joy Alukkas has grown...

14 may 2018

GJC has played a crucial role in the last 10 years in improving the compliance level in the industry

Coming from a renowned family of jewellers based in Akola, Maharashtra, Nitin Khandelwal heads Khandelwal Jewellers (Akola) Pvt Ltd. He has interests in the Plastic industry, Real estate, Health & Recreation and Cold storage industries as well...

07 may 2018

Johnson: ASM diamond sector a potential new source of supply for De Beers

De Beers recently said that it is planning to pilot a programme called GemFair that will create a “secure and transparent route” to market for ethically-sourced artisanal and small-scale mined (ASM) diamonds. GemFair would partner with the Diamond...

03 may 2018

Zimnisky: Hard to protect lab-diamond price as production methods, economics improve

Paul Zimnisky, an independent diamond industry analyst and consultant, said it will be very difficult for the lab-diamond manufactures to protect price as production processes and economics improve. He told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive...

23 april 2018

ALROSA plans to auction large diamonds in Dubai


ALROSA, the world’s largest diamond mining company, will hold an auction for the sale of special size rough diamonds (weighing over 10.8 carats) in Dubai in the period from May 27 to June 14, 2018.

Signet Jewelers to join pilot of De Beers-led blockchain platform


Signet Jewelers, the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewellery, will become the first retailer to join the pilot of De Beers-led blockchain platform, Tracr.

Chow Tai Fook to use blockchain technology for ‘T MARK’ diamond brand


Clients of Chow Tai Fook’s diamond brand, CHOW TAI FOOK T MARK (T MARK), will receive a permanent and immutable blockchain record of their diamond’s GIA grading information.

Mountain Province Diamonds announced results of fourth diamond sale of 2018


Mountain Province Diamonds Inc.  announced the results of its recently completed fourth diamond tender sale of 2018.

Petra Diamonds to raise $178 mln to cut debt


Petra Diamonds, which has mining operations in South Africa and Tanzania, has launched a $178 million rights issue to settle part of its swelling debt.

Mountain Province Diamonds completed the Kennady North winter exploration program


Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. announced the completion of the winter drilling program at their Kennady North Project.  The 100%-owned Kennady North Project was recently acquired through a business combination with Kennady Diamonds Inc.

Mugabe a no show at parly diamond probe


Zimbabwe former president Robert Mugabe, who was expected to give oral evidence about Marange diamond revenue pillaged during his rule, was not present as the committee met to start the hearing on Wednesday morning.

Fitch revises ALROSA’s outlook to positive; affirms at ‘BB+’


The international rating agency Fitch Ratings has improved ALROSA’s Long- term Issuer Default Rating Outlook from stable to positive, affirming it at ‘BB+’, according to the press note from the company.

ZCDC recovers 23 ct gem-quality diamond in Marange


The Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) has recovered a 23 carat gem quality diamond and a 65 carat near-gem stone from its Marange operations, according to a local media report.

ICA President to be on IBC Shenzhen's Board of Directors


Following the recently signed MOU between IBC and the ICA, Clement Sabbagh, ICA President, has been invited to sit on the Board of Directors of the initiative of IBC Shenzhen’s “One Belt One Road” project, says a press note from ICA.

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