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 government nominates ALROSA Supervisory Board members

13 march 2018
The Government of the Russian Federation has nominated 12 candidates to the Supervisory Board of ALROSA, including Alexey Moiseev, Deputy Finance Minister, who previously was not on the Board, the Kommersant Daily reports. Ilya Yelizarov, Assistant Director at the Federal Property Management Agency was nominated to the Board for the first time, as well as Leonid Petukhov, CEO of the Far East Investment and Export Promotion Agency. These nominations followed in line with the order published on the website of the Russian government.
Besides, the list of candidates includes Anton Siluanov, Russia’s Finance Minister; Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the management company at the Russian Direct Investment Fund; Sergey Ivanov, CEO of ALROSA; Alexey Chekunkov, Head of the Development Fund of the Far East and the Baikal Region; Dmitry Konov, Chairman of the SIBUR Holding Board; Alexander Vasilchenko, Department Deputy Director at the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia; Dmitry Vladimirov, Department Head at the Federal Property Management Agency; Konstantin Pozdnyakov, Deputy Dean of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation; and Alexander Pshenichnikov, Department Head at the Ministry of Finance.