Color diamonds are more valuable and desirable and a better investment

In 1993, Eyal Cohen started his career as a diamond cutter, sitting by his father’s side as an apprentice. 4 years later, he was recruited by a jewelry firm, where he learned to appreciate natural colored diamonds. In 2003, Eyal opened his own company...

17 september 2018

Debate on the main issues affecting the diamond business is absolutely critical - Ernie Blom

Having taken part in the fruitful discussions with the world leaders at the Asian Summit held recently in Vladivostok, Ernie Blom, President, World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) now looks forward to taking the worthy inputs received at...

10 september 2018

Reflecting the nature of the industry, US jewellery market is significantly seasonal with great ‘ebb and flow’ in demand, opines Vin Lee

Vin Lee, CEO of Beverly Hills-based Grand Metropolitan, a privately-held luxury goods holding company had migrated from Canada as a child. And one can see that it did not take him long to ascend the US luxury world, establishing himself as a formidable...

27 august 2018

Vladimir Zboykov: New times have come for jewelers

How a personal collection of minerals was thrown on the scrap-heap, who is behind the destruction of gemstone consumption culture in Russia and why jewelers will soon have to choose between business and prison – all this was told to Rough & Polished...

20 august 2018

Changing preconceptions in the diamond and financial markets

Eli Avidar is a man on the move…literally. In April, the former Israeli diplomat stepped away from the CEO’s office at the Israel Diamond Exchange, a position he had held for more than two years, and from the Israel Diamond Institute, where he had been...

13 august 2018

Dominion Diamond announced auction of fancy yellow rough diamonds

22 september 2017
Dominion Diamond Corporation announced an auction of fancy yellow rough diamonds in collaboration with I. Hennig Tenders. The auction viewings will take place in Ramat Gan, Israel and in Antwerp, Belgium.
Dominion’s fancy colour diamonds have quickly earned their place among the most sought-after rough stones in the industry. Originating in Canada’s beautiful Northwest Territories, these spectacular diamonds are renowned for their deep and vibrant yellow colour.  
The auction will commence with viewings in Ramat Gan from October 29 to November 1, 2017 and in Antwerp on November 6-10, 2017. Participation in the viewings and the auction is by appointment only.

Alex Shishlo, Editor of the Rough&Polished European Bureau in Brussels