The Grib Diamond Mine: Geology, Ecology and Industrial Safety

Gennady Piven, First Deputy General Manager of AGD Diamonds JSC, talks about his work at the diamond fields in Yakutia and in the Arkhangelsk Province.

10 december 2018

I have a dream to see India become a world leader in high-end jewellery manufacturing - Sanjay Kothari

An industry leader who needs no introduction to the gem and jewellery industry is Sanjay Kothari…the former chairman of the GJEPC of India has held various positions in the Council including being Convener-Exhibitions for many years before becoming Convener-Promotions...

03 december 2018

Style always reflects culture

Reena Ahluwalia is a multifaceted artist …an award-winning jewelry designer, diamond painter, professor, speaker and a community builder and more. Recognized as one of the Top Masters of Jewelry Design and art in Canada, she has been creating jewelry...

26 november 2018

Botswana Diamonds’ Campbell on Alrosa exit: no exploration JV lasts forever

Botswana Diamonds is currently in talks with a major diamond producer interested in taking over a stake in Sunland Minerals previously owned by Alrosa. The Sunland joint venture was established in 2014 to test existing Alrosa exploration technology on...

19 november 2018

If real gems are replaced by artificial stones, it is not the difference in value that sellers may cheat you out, but the very idea that you are to obtain along with a jewelry piece made from a genuine stone

Elena Titova is the Director of the All-Russian Decorative Art Museum. The museum, which she heads, was founded fairly recently (less than 40 years ago), but it is one of the most popular and stylish museums of Moscow, famous, among other things...

12 november 2018

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