Diamonds: A cocktail of optimism, pessimism in the midst of Covid-19 pandemic

Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa recently attended a webinar organised by CIBJO Communications to examine consumer demand at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic, importance of data, financial models and lab grown diamonds. The webinar, chaired by Edward...

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How Russkiye Samotsvety is coping with the current downturn

One of the key issues facing most Russian companies today is the need for an objective assessment of the new consumption decline due to the quarantine, as well as making forecasts for a way out of it. According to a RBC-Petersburg’s study made in June...

03 august 2020

Global rough diamond sales down 80-90% in value in Q2 –Zimnisky

The COVID-19 pandemic, which is spreading across the globe, having originated from China’s Wuhan has left diamond traders and buyers at sixes and sevens. Traditional diamond tenders were cancelled around March as governments imposed travel restrictions...

27 july 2020

Indian diamond and polishing industry requires forward integration - Dinesh Navadiya

Dinesh Navadiya is now the Regional Chairman (Gujarat Region) of The Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India for the 3rd term. He is also the Director on the Board of the Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI)...

20 july 2020

GJEPC will focus on demand generation for diamonds and jewellery in the next two years

Mr. Vipul P Shah, Vice Chairman, GJEPC and also CEO & Managing Director of Asian Star Co. Ltd. has a rich experience in the diamond industry. His business acumen and professional conduct have contributed significantly in transforming a diamond manufacturing...

13 july 2020

STPL receives FICCI Platinum Level Quality Systems Excellence Award

28 april 2018

Surat based company, Sahanand Technologies Pvt Ltd (STPL) received the "FICCI Platinum Level Quality Systems Excellence Awards for Industry". STPL has been successful in developing value based, quality processes and was one of the winners at a FICCI conference on 'Sustainable Industry Growth through Quality Systems'.
The awards were presented by Ms. Surina Rajan, the Director General of the Bureau OF Indian Standards (BIS). Adhering to the international standards, the company has creatively integrated values in the processes in such a way that diamond industry is able to achieve global excellence using the products of STPL.
Bhargav Kotadia, Executive Director, STPL said, "Creating a value adding and quality driven innovation processes is what STPL is known for. As a pioneer of laser technology and trendsetter of the diamond industry, we are engaged in developing and delivering excellence that can help Indian products stand out at the global level."
Rahul Gaywala, Chief Executive Officer, STPL said, "Recognition from a prestigious national level institution like FICCI is certainly a great pride for us. At STPL, we have always strived to integrate values in the process of innovation and excellence as our innovations are aimed at solving larger problems of the industry. We believe in setting standards that can bridge the technology gaps and increase the quality and quantity of the products. It is heartening to see that FICCI jury has appreciated our approach."


Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished