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Pavel Vinikhin: ALROSA will make a worthy contribution to the revival of the ‘Russian Cut’ Brand

ALROSA is known as the largest diamond mining company throughout the world. However, not everyone is aware that it has its own diamond-cutting division. For a long time, the activity of DIAMONDS ALROSA remained in the shadows, only occasionally attracting...

16 october 2017

William Lamb: Lucara now knows best routes to market large stones

Lucara Diamond recently announced that Graff Diamonds had bought its 1,109 carat diamond Lesedi La Rona for $53 million. The stone, which is the world’s second largest diamond found since the discovery of the 3,106-carat Cullinan diamond in 1905, failed...

09 october 2017

GSI was the first in the world to begin testing of smaller size diamonds in bulk and has never looked back since - Mark Gershburg

With more than 30 years of experience in the gem lab sector under his belt, Mark Gershburg is an industry veteran widely popular in the global gem and jewelry industry. He began his career in 1980 as a grader but his professionalism, creativity, and...

02 october 2017

Gaetano Cavalieri: Over the long term, demand for diamonds is likely to grow at a steady pace

The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) represents the entire jewelry industry embracing a whole variety of companies, from those mining precious metals and gems to those, which are manufacturing and selling final products. The confederation...

25 september 2017

“I am bullish on the future of the diamond business. Three reasons for this optimism... new discoveries, extending mine life and the increasing demand for diamonds”, says Martin Leake

Martin Leake is a PhD exploration geologist and Six Sigma black belt who has been involved in the rough diamond market since 2004. He worked for BHP Billiton for 22 years and recently left Grib Diamonds where he helped set up a world-class marketing...

18 september 2017

Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017 concludes on a confident note

21 june 2017
The four-day Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017 held from June 15 to 18 at IMPACT Challenger 2, Muang Thong Thani, Bangkok, Thailand. Participants from many countries joined in trade negotiations, fashion shows, MOU-signing ceremonies, networking activities and seminars.
A total of 12,944 visitors participated in the Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017, with 5,728 visitors from overseas and 7,216 from within Thailand. The countries with the highest number of overseas visitors at the TGJF 2017 were China, India, Myanmar, Japan and USA.
TGJTA President Suttipong Damrongsakul announced that the Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2018 would be held during mid-2018, reflecting the great success of the 2017 fair.
“The Thai gems and jewelry industry is proud to successfully host the first international mid-year fair in Bangkok, Thailand, with the Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017,” he said. “The fair would not have been possible without our partners in the public and private sectors, from the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, to the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Tourist Police, and gems and jewelry fair associations across the Asia-Pacific region. Thank you all for your kind participation and we hope to see you again next year!”

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

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