“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

Diamond exploration junior obtained conclusive proof of diamond-bearing kimberlites in Russia’s North

OOO Proex Service, which is searching for diamonds in the Arkhangelsk Region of Russia, discovered seven kimberlite pipes in the Kozolsky license area having spent 15 months for the find. One of the pipes is very similar to the highly diamondiferous...

11 september 2017

People do not just make fun in the social media, they make purchases there

Oksana Senatorova has been famous in the jewellery world for a long time as a publisher of the ‘Navigator in the Jewellery Trade’ journal, organizer of the international contest ‘The Best Jewellery Store of the Year’, curator of professional events and...

04 september 2017

‘There is no illegal tanzanite mining in Tanzania’

Richland Resources, which wholly-owned TanzaniteOne until the Tanzanian government forced it to relinquish half of its stake to the State Mining Corporation (STAMICO), exited the country in 2015 to focus on its operations in Australia. The formalisation...

28 august 2017

David Block: “Intellectual property theft is not just Sarine's problem...whole industry should combat this phenomenon.”

For more than 15 years, David Block served in various senior positions at Sarine Technologies in Israel and India. From 2012 until his appointment as CEO in 2017, Block was Sarine's Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for...

21 august 2017

Ex-Bulgari chief to become Tiffany & Co. CEO

14 july 2017
Tiffany & Co. has picked veteran luxury executive Alessandro Bogliolo, a former Bulgari chief operating officer, as its new CEO.
Bogliolo, 52, is currently CEO of Italian clothing retailer Diesel, where he has led a program to revitalize the company’s brand and improve the shopping experience for customers, Tiffany said. He previously spent 16 years at luxury jeweler Bulgari, including as chief operating officer and executive vice president for jewelry, watches and accessories.
Tiffany expects Bogliolo to fill a new post on October 2. He will also join the company's board of directors.
Tiffany's former CEO Frederic Cumenal, stepped down abruptly from the role in February.
The New York-based jeweler’s sales waned over the past two years, with 2016 holiday revenues recording a 4% drop. Tiffany’s February announcement of Cumenal’s departure noted that the board had been disappointed by recent financial results, and said the company needed to execute its strategies faster to compete with rivals.
“Today’s announcement concludes the board’s thorough process to identify and recruit an accomplished leader to position the company for sustainable growth in the years ahead,” the company said. “Alessandro has a well-deserved reputation for creativity and execution, having previously led a number of international brands to success and improved performance.”
Bogliolo vowed to strengthen the company’s position among the world’s top luxury brands.
“It is my goal to continue to delight our customers with compelling product offerings, supported by best-in-class operations,” he said.


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