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

RJC and DMCC to collaborate on CSR and sustainability in jewellery segment

18 october 2017
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) and the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work cooperatively on advancing their shared objectives of improving corporate social responsibility and responsible supply chain efforts in the jewellery supply chain.
RJC is a global standards-setting and certification organisation for the entire jewellery supply chain. DMCC is a government entity and the world’s most interconnected Free Zone, dedicated to enhancing Dubai’s position as the global gateway for commodities trade.
Under the MoU, RJC and DMCC will work together to manage risk and enhance jewellery industry reputation in the UAE, promote robust sustainability efforts and ethical business practices, as well as develop joint communications and outreach programs.
Andrew Bone, Executive Director of the RJC said, "We are really pleased to work closely with the DMCC to promote sustainability and ethical business practices in the jewellery supply chain in the UAE. Together, the DMCC and RJC can leverage each other’s knowledge and expertise regarding the challenges and issues the industry faces to instill a responsible supply chain."
"This MoU with RJC is an important milestone for us that will enhance a better future of trade for all, and we are proud to lead this process in the UAE in close partnership with the RJC", - said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC.

Theodor Lisovoy, Rough&Polished, Moscow