Memorial Foundation of Carl Fabergé continues to fulfill its tasks

Valentin Skurlov, Ph. D., who is an Honorary Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, professor, scientific secretary of the Fabergé Memorial Foundation, consulting researcher studying the Fabergé heritage at the Russian department of the Christie's...

30 march 2020

Gaetano Cavalieri: We need to protect the long-term health of our industry

The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) represents the entire jewelry industry embracing a whole variety of companies, from those mining precious metals and gems to those, which are manufacturing and selling final products. The confederation...

23 march 2020

Sierra Leone mulls setting up entity to buy diamonds from artisanal miners

Sierra Leone will revise its Mines and Minerals Act that will, among other issues, pave way for the establishment of a State entity that can buy diamonds from artisanal miners, an official has said. The National Minerals Agency of Sierra Leone director-general...

16 march 2020

David Block, CEO of Sarine Technologies believes that AI will play a bigger role in the industry in the next few years

Armed with an MBA degree from the Kellogg-Recanati School of Business, and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Tel Aviv-Jaffo Academic College in Israel, David Block is the present CEO of Sarine Technologies, a worldwide leader in the...

10 march 2020

Botswana wants to fully participate in research and development led by De Beers

Although the government of Botswana has refused to review its latest demands from the ongoing negotiations for a new sales and marketing deal with De Beers, it has indicated its desire to fully participate in research and development led by the diamond...

02 march 2020

HRD Antwerp hires new CEO

27 december 2019

hrd_logo.pngThe HRD Antwerp certification laboratory will operate under new management from January 20, 2020. Ellen Joncheere was hired by the company, which is currently in the process of selling, according to media reports. For the past six years, Ellen has been the CEO of Fremach, a supplier to the automotive industry.
“HRD Antwerp enjoys an excellent reputation internationally, and the lab’s certificates are highly regarded,” said Ari Epstein, CEO of the AWDC.
“To ensure the future of HRD Antwerp, it was important to attract a good new CEO. We are very happy with the arrival of Ellen Joncheere.”
In addition to diamond certification, HRD Antwerp is also involved in the training and development of technological devices. In recent years, the company has undergone major restructuring in order to adapt to a rapidly changing market.

Victoria Quiri, Correspondent of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished, Strasbourg