Young people in China have become the main force of jewellery consumption

Armed with a Bachelor's degree from Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai, as well as majoring in Franchise Management, Wang was greatly influenced by his parents in the field of jewelry. This has resulted in his unique opinions about innovative design...


ZCDC re-orients diamond valuation plan as it seeks ‘right market price’

At some point experts claimed that the Marange diamond fields contained between 2 and 7 billion carats of raw diamonds and that Zimbabwe was sitting on over 25 percent of the known diamond deposits in the world. Others even put the value of the Marange...

12 march 2018

Art historian Valentin Skurlov: "Faberge, like all court jewelers, actively used diamonds"

Valentin Skurlov is a historian of jewelry art, a candidate of art history, an honorary academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, a scientific secretary and a herald master of the Faberge Memorial Foundation, and a research consultant for the Fabergé...

05 march 2018

Ari Epstein: The diamond trade is stable again

Ari Epstein, CEO of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), dwelled on the results of the past year and the current situation in the diamond market in his interview to Rough&Polished.

26 february 2018

Lucapa to become a niche diamond company, says Wetherall

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19 february 2018

Shmuel Schnitzer steps down as IDI Chairman; Boaz Moldawsky appointed Acting Chairman

12 january 2018

Shmuel Schnitzer has stepped down from the post of Chairman of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI). The Board of Directors has stated its appreciation for his years of service as Chairman of IDI and as a leader of the diamond industry says to a press note from IDI.
 The IDI Board released a statement saying, “The Board of Directors of the Israel Diamond Institute would like to thank Shmuel Schnitzer for his substantial contribution to this institution since becoming Chairman in February 2016. Over a public career spanning several decades, Shmuel Schnitzer has made an immense impact on the Israeli Diamond Industry and on the diamond industry around the world.”
The Board also announced that Boaz Moldawsky had been appointed Acting Chairman. Moldawsky, a second-generation diamantaire, is active in public service to the industry, serving as Deputy President of the Israel Diamond Exchange, Chairman of the Finance Committee and a member of the board of the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association.

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


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