Lucapa to become a niche diamond company, says Wetherall

Lucapa Diamond believes that it will become the only company in the world with multiple diamond mining operations whose average diamond value is in excess of $1,000 per carat, once the Mothae mine is commissioned this year. Company chief executive and...

19 february 2018

Zimnisky: Diamonds lack fungibility to be a major investment product

Physical diamonds will never be a viable widespread investment product simply because they inherently lack fungibility, meaning they are all unique, according to Paul Zimnisky, an independent diamond industry analyst and consultant, who is based in New...

12 february 2018

Julien-Vincent Brunie: "Being surrounded by beauty and art is a privilege!"

This last December, shortly before Christmas, the Auction House of Christie's arranged a private display of jewelry in Moscow. The correspondent of Rough & Polished, who had an opportunity to visit this event, was able to admire a luxurious collection...

05 february 2018

Ali Pastorini: We would like meeting Mujeres Brillantes 2018 to be held in Russia

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together approximately 500 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

29 january 2018

Diamond Exchanges promote healthy development of the diamond industry, besides safe and basic infrastructures for diamond trade

Prior to joining the Guangzhou Diamond Exchange, Liang Weizhang served as a civil servant of Guangdong Entry-Exit Inspection & Quarantine Bureau as the director of the Kimberley Process Office. He participated in the KP Review missions to South Africa...

22 january 2018

Signet Facing Probe over Credit Practices

07 december 2017
US authorities are investigating Signet Jewelers over its credit operations, the retailer revealed in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing last week.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) informed Signet on September 6 that it may take legal action against the jeweler, alleging that it violated certain sections of the Consumer Financial Protection Act of 2010 and the Truth in Lending Act. The allegations relate to Signet’s in-store credit practices, promotions and payment-protection products, the retailer explained.
Signet will have the opportunity to present its position to the CFPB before the bureau begins enforcement action.
“Signet continues to believe that its acts and practices relating to the matters under investigation are lawful,” the company’s December 1 statement said. “Signet is currently unable to predict the timing or outcome of the [response] process…and no possible loss or range of losses, if any, arising from the investigations is able to be estimated.”


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