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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

India’s cut & polished diamond exports up 3.67% in May

19 june 2017
Exports of cut and polished diamonds from India were $ 2.05 bn in May 2017, a rise of 3.67% as compared to the $ 1.98 bn in the month of May in year 2016, according to provisional data released by The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India.
Rough imports during the month at $ 1.86 bn were up 22.5% in value terms compared to $ 1.52 bn imported during the May in 2016. In volume terms, 15.1 mn carats of rough were imported during the month, a rise of nearly 50% compared to imports of 12.11 mn carats during May ‘16.
Imports of cut and polished diamonds were down 1.9% to $ 244.47 mn in May 2017 from $ 249.07 mn in the same month in 2016.
Exports of cut and polished diamonds in April-May 2017 were up 1.09% to $ 3.80 bn as compared to $ 3.75 bn in the same period a year earlier.
Import of rough diamonds rose to $ 3.61 bn, an increase of 5.97% as compared to $ 3.40 bn during the same period a year earlier. In volume terms, imports rose by 27.31% from 27.51 mn cts in April-May ’16 to 35.02 mn cts in April-May 2017.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor-in-Chief of Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished

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