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...

Yesterday

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

Chasing a dream…

Elina Chan, MD of Shenzhen Shi Qing Yu Zhubao Ltd completed her higher education from Xiamen University and Master’s degree from Hong Kong University. To achieve her dream to start a business, Elina gave up numerous job opportunities in Hong Kong and...

06 august 2018

Pangolin Diamonds using termites to find kimberlite indicators in Botswana

It is not a secret that the rate of kimberlite discovery in Botswana has dropped considerably and research has shown that termites can help diamond explorers have an understanding of the transport mechanism of kimberlite indicator minerals from the kimberlite...

30 july 2018

In another fifty years, we’ll have a different scale of valuation, and all those items of natural origin – including diamonds – will sharply increase in price

Within the framework of the Qatar-Russia 2018 Year of Culture, the World Diamond Museum hosts an exhibition of the Qatar Museums at the State Historical Museum in Moscow – "Pearls: Treasures of the Seas and the Rivers," that opened on 11 July...

24 july 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