Pandora’s endorsement of lab-grown stones will not devalue natural diamonds – Zimnisky

Jewellery retailer Pandora recently announced that it will no longer purchase natural diamonds as it had switched to lab-grown diamonds. However, diamond market analyst Paul Zimnisky told Rough&Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that...

07 june 2021

“The volume of Forevermark diamonds that we drive through Indian partners is much higher than in other parts of the world,” says Sachin Jain

Sachin Jain has been a part of the Indian arm of De Beers that dates back to 2010 when he came on board as Head of Retail. In year 2014 he took over as President of Forevermark and today he is the Managing Director of De Beers, India. His single-minded...

31 may 2021

GSI's new Jaipur office to specialize in colored gemstones

Gemological Science International (GSI) has opened a new laboratory in Jaipur, India. Since this state is the capital of colored gemstones, the laboratory will have a dedicated division specializing in colored gemstone geographical origin and...

24 may 2021

“We welcome the mandatory hallmarking in the interest of consumers, but it is also essential to have proper and evenly spread infrastructure across India,” asserts Ashish Pethe, Chairman, GJC

Ashish Pethe, Chairman of All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC), formerly known as All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) is based in Mumbai. As the third-generation heir of M/s Waman Hari Pethe Jewellers established...

17 may 2021

ALMAR is a case in point that will serve to develop the process of funding junior companies and geological exploration in general

Arkticheskaya Gornaya Kompaniya (AGK, Arctic Mining Company) develops the diamond deposits in the Lena-Anabar diamondiferous sub-province of Yakutia under the ALMAR (Diamonds of the Arctic) brand. This company attracts investments for...

10 may 2021

Dominion Diamond and JamesAllen.com sign a mine-to-consumer market agreement for CanadaMark certified diamonds

14 june 2017
Dominion Diamond Corporation and R2Net, which owns JamesAllen.com, have signed an agreement which is aimed to bring CanadaMark certified diamonds directly to consumers.
JamesAllen.com will be the exclusive online retailer of CanadaMark certified diamonds, and each of the Dominion's stones listed on its website will bear unique serial number, and will have an official certificate of origin from either Ekati or Diavik diamond mines.
"We are excited to partner with Dominion, continuing on our path of transforming the diamond industry by giving consumers a better diamond-buying experience – in this case, full transparency of their diamond's journey from the mine to their or their loved one's finger,” said R2Net’s co-founder and CEO Oded Edelman.
The CanadaMark diamonds are tracked at every stage from the mine to the polished stone through independent, audited processes. The program is a hallmark guaranteeing Canadian origin, and works with clients to assure end consumers that their diamond is responsibly mined in Canada.
“We are thrilled to partner with JamesAllen.com to offer increased transparency for diamond buyers, with a complete view into their diamond's source from mine all the way through to the gift box," said Jim Pounds, Dominion’s Executive Vice President, Diamonds.
JamesAllen.com is the fastest growing online retailer of engagement rings and loose diamonds, and Dominion is Canada’s largest independent diamond producer.

Theodor Lisovoy, Rough&Polished, Moscow