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

Russian brands receive entrance ticket to the global elite of jewellery design

12 january 2018

The Moscow International Competition "Russian Diamond Line" launched in 2008 by the Jewellery Review Magazine as a platform for bringing new names worthy of recognition to the world level of jewellery design summed up its results. The awards received at jewellery design contests are a prerequisite for the creation of a brand and promoting it on international markets. The winners of the Russian Diamond Line are regular winners at international competitions getting top rates at major jewellery exhibitions. The best Russian brands will form the basis for the exposition to be presented by Russian national pavilions in Hong Kong, Basel and Las Vegas and will receive subsidies from the Russian Export Center as a matter of priority. A distinctive feature of Russian Diamond Line-2017 was the wide geography of participants and winners. By tradition, the best works have been named in four nominations, including Exclusive, Gold Series, Special Diploma of Jury and Grand Prix.


The “Butterfly” ring made by Moiseikin Jewellery House (Yekaterinburg)
The “Anastasia” earrings made by Alexandra Neskreba (Moscow)
The "Spring Flower" earrings made by Nikolay Romanov (Nizhny Tagil)
The "Ocean" ring made by Dmitry Kotlyarevsky (Moscow)
The “Moon River” earrings and ring made by BOGARTA (Kostroma)

Gold Series

Ring "Marilyn Monroe". Larisa Zolotova (St. Petersburg)
Earrings and a ring from the collection "Fern". LEO TOTTI (Togliatti)
Ring from the collection "Curvature of space". "Russian Crafts" (Yaroslavl)
Ring "Night Flower". Beavers (Novosibirsk)
Collection "Eco". KU & KU (Kostroma)

Special Diploma of Jury

The “Jumanji” ring made by Galina Konyaeva (Voronezh) - for using unconventional stones and mastery of performance

Grand Prix

The "Plisetskaya. Dedication" suspension from the “Ballet. Premiere” Collection made by SASONKO Jewellery House (St. Petersburg) - for harmonious design, author's interpretation of the theme and impeccable performance.