The diamond trade cares about origin of diamonds, but do consumers?

It's a question that comes up not infrequently in discussions at diamond conferences and elsewhere: do consumers care enough to ask about the origin of diamonds when they are in a store considering a purchase? Is the issue of responsible sourcing...

11 december 2017

Russian jewelers set their sights on exporting

On November 10-12, the Moscow International Trade Center hosted a presentation of the Carl Fabergé International Jewellery Art Competition. The competition was established on the initiative launched by Russia’s leading public associations of the domestic...

04 december 2017

Synthetic Diamond Fraudulently Inscribed To Match Natural Diamond Report

(gia.edu) - Improvements in diamond growth technology and methods have led to a noticeable increase in colorless synthetic gem diamonds in recent years. Concerns in the diamond industry focus on laboratory-grown diamonds not being properly disclosed or even being...


Russian researchers test diamonds to create detector for Large Hadron Collider

Initial experiments have shown that diamond detectors might behave differently under the same condition due to the metallization process when a diamond is covered with the thin layer of a metal.


Diamonds Do Good: Sharing the Wealth

(diamonds.net) - From funding hospitals to keeping conflict stones out of the pipeline, the industry is investing in the future of its mining communities.

12 december 2017

ALROSA to establish integrated environmental center


ALROSA intends to create an integrated environmental center for all of its structural divisions that will develop the company's environmental strategy.

Artisanal diamond mining issues addressed at Kimberley Process Plenary in Brisbane


Ian Smillie, Chair of the Diamond Development Initiative, an Ottawa-based international development organization working with small-scale diamond miners, spoke to the 81-nation Kimberley Process Plenary Session in Brisbane, Australia on Dec 13 to address what he calls "the peril and promise in artisanal diamond mining."

Bain & Company published its seventh annual Global Diamond Report


Diamond producers staged a strong comeback in 2016 with demand for rough diamonds spurring a 20 percent increase in revenues as mining companies sold down inventories accumulated in 2015.  However, the picture further up the value chain is less optimistic, due to waning consumer interest in diamond jewelry and intense competition from other luxury segments.  This is according to Bain & Company’s seventh annual Global Diamond Report, developed in partnership with Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC).

AWDC and De Beers may collaborate in creating the miner’s blockchain platform


The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) and De Beers announced they are discussing a potential collaboration in De Beers’ recently announced blockchain platform, according to a press release distributed this morning by the AWDC communications service.

STPL launches diamond-cutting robot


STPL, a Surat-based company, is reported to have developed the world’s first diamond-cutting robot powered by artificial intelligence (AI).

Shanghai Fair concludes on a positive note


The 13th China International Gold, Jewellery & Gem Fair, Shanghai (Shanghai Jewellery Fair) drew a record number of visitors, further cementing its role as one of the leading jewellery fairs in the region.

ALROSA becomes a certified member of the RJC

12 december 2017

ALROSA has become a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) by achieving certification against its Code of Practices through meeting the highest ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards as established by the RJC.

De Beers rakes in $450mln from latest rough sales – Anglo

12 december 2017

Anglo American said De Beers raked in $450 million from its tenth sales cycle of the year compared with $422 million, a year earlier.

It's our responsibility to capture the imagination of future generations towards diamonds

As CEO of Beverly Hills-based Grand Metropolitan - a privately-held luxury goods holding company with a 130-brand portfolio - Vin Lee carries the burden rather lightly on his shoulders. Having migrated from Canada as a baby, it did not take long for...

11 december 2017

‘Non-diamond producing countries shouldn’t lead KP’

Non-diamond producing countries should not lead the Kimberley Process (KP) as was the case last year with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to the African Diamond Council and African Diamond Producers Association chairperson...

04 december 2017

Jewellers’ Guild of Russia sees its mission in creating highly developed national jewellery market

In recent years, the Jewellers’ Guild of Russia has noticeably stepped up its activities. Eduard Utkin, General Manager of this Association told Rough & Polished about what is happening in the country’s jewellery sector, the tasks facing the community...

27 november 2017

Any color diamond is a great investment

Bruno Scarselli belongs to the 3rd generation of the Scarselli family, which has for the last half-century been producing and selling some of the world’s highest quality yellow, blue and pink diamonds available on the market. Bruno heads the company...

20 november 2017

It’s crucial everybody feels confident that their suppliers use the System of Warranties - Stephane Fischler

The System of Warranties (SoW) in the diamond industry dates back to 2002, when the World Diamond Council (WDC) in team with the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association...

13 november 2017