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Ali Pastorini: Selling just the idea of glamour is no longer enough

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together approximately 1000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

21 may 2018

Diamonds are shifting from occasional to daily wear

Joy Alukkas started his first jewellery showroom in UAE in the year 1987, and today the Joyalukkas Group is a multi-billion global conglomerate with varied business interests. Beginning with a single jewellery room in Abu Dhabi, Joy Alukkas has grown...

14 may 2018

GJC has played a crucial role in the last 10 years in improving the compliance level in the industry

Coming from a renowned family of jewellers based in Akola, Maharashtra, Nitin Khandelwal heads Khandelwal Jewellers (Akola) Pvt Ltd. He has interests in the Plastic industry, Real estate, Health & Recreation and Cold storage industries as well...

07 may 2018

Johnson: ASM diamond sector a potential new source of supply for De Beers

De Beers recently said that it is planning to pilot a programme called GemFair that will create a “secure and transparent route” to market for ethically-sourced artisanal and small-scale mined (ASM) diamonds. GemFair would partner with the Diamond...

03 may 2018

Zimnisky: Hard to protect lab-diamond price as production methods, economics improve

Paul Zimnisky, an independent diamond industry analyst and consultant, said it will be very difficult for the lab-diamond manufactures to protect price as production processes and economics improve. He told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive...

23 april 2018

India’s polished diamond exports for April up 14%

18 may 2018
India’s export of cut & polished diamonds reached $2bn in the month of April 2018 as against exports worth $1.75 bn in April 2017, registering a growth of 14.04 percent, according to the provisional figures announced by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council.
Imports of rough diamonds for the month of April amounted to $1.52 bn , recording  a decline of almost 12.96 percent, against rough imports of $ 1.74 bn in the same month in year 2017. In volume terms, rough diamonds imported was 1.54 mn carats in April 2018 compared to 1.69 mn carats in April 2017, recording a decline of 8.98 percent.
However the imports of cut & polished diamonds fell sharply by 38.16% from $ 184.95 mn in April 2017 to $ 114.37 mn in April 2018.

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

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