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Vallabhbhai Shamjibhai Patel tells about the ongoing construction of the Surat Diamond Bourse

The under-construction Surat Diamond Bourse (SDB) is India's second diamond trading hub based at Surat, Gujarat, spread across 35.54 acres with more than 4,000 offices for national & international traders. On the onset, the project which...

18 june 2018

The strategy of regulating the Russian jewellery industry

At the General Meeting of the Russian Jewellers Guild Association held in April, two principally important documents were adopted: The Strategy of Regulating the Jewellery Industry of Russia and The Charter of a Good Faith Taxpayer. Besides, the issues...

13 june 2018

Our first priority is to better understand artisanal and small-scale mining - Elodie Daguzan

The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI), the organization dealing with the traditional diamond mining, recently announced the appointment of Élodie Daguzan as its first Goodwill Ambassador. Ms. Daguzan, who currently works as head of communication...

04 june 2018

Zimnisky on De Beers’ Lightbox: It’s a strategic, bold move that will benefit the entire natural diamond industry

De Beers shocked all and sundry end of May when it announced the launch of a new company called Lightbox Jewelry, which will market a new brand of laboratory-grown diamond jewellery in September. This effectively meant that the group had departed from...

01 june 2018

Tracking the provenance and lifecycle of a product is a natural and necessary evolution in our industry

A senior executive with a demonstrated history of working globally at management and board levels, Marcus ter Haar has been the Managing Director at Okavango Diamond Company (ODC), Botswana for about 10 months now, prior to which he held the...

28 may 2018

Synova opens laser diamond cutting center in Mumbai

08 june 2018
Switzerland head-quartered company Synova, a manufacturer of high-precision laser diamond cutting systems, has opened its second Micro-Machining Center (MMC) in Mumbai. The first one is located in Surat.
The MMC offers laser sawing jobs such as straight sawing, pie sawing and fancy bruting of gem diamonds as well as stone analyses and machine demonstrations.The centre is equipped with a Synova laser diamond cutting system (DCS) with Laser MicroJet (LMJ) technology.
Jörg Pausch, Head of Diamond Business Unit -Synova, said, “We will be able to serve our local customers better and faster than ever before since all sawing jobs can now be done locally and stones don’t need to be shipped back and forth between Surat and Mumbai. Customers will receive their cut stones within one day instead of several working days."

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

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