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

Elite collection of natural fancy color diamonds to be showcased at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

07 december 2017
Visitors to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles (NHMLA) will have a rare opportunity to see some of the world’s most coveted natural fancy color diamonds at Green Diamonds: Natural Radiance, opening on December 9, 2017.
New York-based Optimum Diamonds LLC, one of the world's elite houses for rare and exotic natural fancy color diamonds, will have on display a portion of its comprehensive collection of natural green diamonds for this exhibit. The company has amassed the largest collection of rare natural green diamonds in the world.
“I’m very pleased to be able to share my passion for these rare gems and the result of nearly 15 years of chasing these stones. They are something that most people rarely have the opportunity to see,” said David Shara, owner of Optimum Diamonds.
The company will also exhibit two very rare diamonds won by Optimum Diamonds at the 2017 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, The Argyle Everglow, a 2.11 carat polished radiant cut Fancy Red diamond, and the Argyle Liberté, a 0.91 carat radiant shaped Fancy Deep Gray-Violet diamond, Optimum Diamonds reported.

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