Retail Margins Could Be Boosting Man-made Diamond Sales

While lower prices as well as marketed ethical and sustainable benefits relative to that of natural diamonds has been the prominent narrative around man-made diamonds, a seemingly less-obvious factor is also likely helping to drive the product: the profit...

25 february 2020

Palladium: a ‘bubble’ that is more expensive than gold

The palladium price surge in 2019-early 2020 sets it apart from the rest precious metals. Palladium mainly used in catalytic converters for exhaust gases has outstripped the most popular precious metals in 2019 having risen in price by $ 700, to $ 1,920...

17 february 2020

Deep-Sea Mining: Mineral Riches or Poverty Of Extinction

( - Climate change, environmental impact and dwindling resources on land have forced countries and international regulatory bodies to promote conservative uses of resources and look for sustainable energy solutions. And pushing the boundaries from beyond...


Everything you ever wanted to know about ethical diamonds

( - Over the course of the past decade, traditional consumer culture has received a conscientious update. From the coffee we sip in the morning to the clothes we add to our closets, questions are being asked about the treatment meted out to the workers creating...


Antwerp’s Rough Diamond Imports Surge in January

( - The anticipated increase in rough-diamond trading activity as the calendar flipped to 2020 lived up to expectations in Antwerp, as the volume of rough imports to Antwerp during the month of January surged 43% compared to the first month of 2019...

27 february 2020

Fourth Edition of BDW slated for August 5-7 at BDB in Mumbai


The Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) has announced the dates for the fourth edition of the Bharat Diamond Week (BDW).

TAGS’ February Dubai Tender concludes, sales down 30%


Trans Atlantic Gem Sales (TAGS) hosted its February 2020 Tender between the 21st and 26th in the Dubai Diamond Exchange facility.

ALROSA to move the March diamond auction to Israel


ALROSA decided to hold a March diamond auction in Israel due to the advance of the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show and the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show to May 18-21, during which ALROSA usually organized its diamond auction.

Firestone delists from London’s AIM, cuts size of board


Firestone Diamonds has decided to delist from London’s AIM and reduce the size of its board following a review of the company’s costs and expenses.

India Pavilion inaugurated by DJWE Brand ambassador Sonam Ahuja


The India Pavilion at the 17th Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition (DJWE)-24 to 29 February, was inaugurated by DJWE brand ambassador Sonam Kapoor Ahuja in the presence of Indian Ambassador His Excellency P. Kumaran.

Alexey Moiseev on Russia’s priorities as Kimberley Process Chair

27 february 2020

Alexey Moiseev, Deputy Minister of Finance highlighted the priorities of the Russian chairmanship in the Kimberley Process (KP) in 2020 and delineated the key focus areas speaking at the press conference held in the International Multimedia Press Center of the Russia Today International News Agency this last Tuesday.

ICRA revises credit outlook on Indian diamond industry to ‘negative’

27 february 2020

ICRA Limited (ICRA), independent and professional investment information and credit rating agency of India, has revised the outlook on cut and polished diamond (CPD) industry to ‘Negative’, given the ongoing lockdown in parts of China and Hong Kong.

GJEPC’s ‘Artisan Jewellery Design Awards 2020’ recognises designers in different categories

27 february 2020

The Artisan Jewellery Design Awards, an initiative by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) inspires India's jewellery designers to push their design boundaries and demonstrate their skill by showcasing world-class pieces.

High-tech trend is most promising for industries using diamonds

Synthesis Technology is a leading diamond producer in Russia. The company produces carbon single crystals - lab-grown diamonds and single-crystal wafers. The diamonds completely identical to natural ones are ‘grown’ at the laboratory using advanced HPHT...

25 february 2020

Diamex Lab: Our technology allows you to trace the history of the origin of each stone

Gleb Sverdlov, CEO of Diamex Lab told Rough & Polished in his interview below about the development of IT technologies for the market of rough and polished diamonds and jewelry.

17 february 2020

The future of the market goes hand in hand with gemology

After 2019, a challenging year for the global diamond industry, we asked Yuri Shelementyev, head of the Moscow State University (MSU) Gemmological Center and president of the National Gemological Association (NGA), to share his views...

10 february 2020

Diamond industry in healthier position going into 2020

The diamond industry is in a healthier position going into 2020 due to actions taken last year, according to De Beers. Group spokesperson David Johnson told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that the actions taken included reducing rough diamond production...

03 february 2020

Ethical sourcing and Diamonds Standards Organization

The diamond sector is ready to embrace a new decade and overcome some of its historical challenges. Ethical sourcing has proven to be undoubtedly one of the main aspects that industry professionals need to address. Antonio Cecere, President of Geneva...

27 january 2020