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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

Former UK Prime Minister to give keynote address at DDC

12 october 2017
The Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) - a DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre) platform - has announced that former UK Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameron is to speak at the two-day Dubai Diamond Conference 2017 (DDC) under the theme 'Destination Next – Shaping the future of an interconnected marketplace’.
Cameron, currently also on the global board of advisers for the Council on Foreign Relations, will address international leaders of the diamond industry ranging from African Ministers of Mines to traders, financiers and world-renowned jewellers.
The conference will be held on October 16-17; it brings together international leaders of the diamond industry. It connects companies and governments in producing and consuming countries to build relationships and highlight the pivotal role that Dubai plays in the global diamond trade.
The two-day programme will enable discussions and debate with a focus on stimulating innovation and growth to shape a sustainable future of trade for all.

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