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...


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

Courbet: synthetic diamonds at the heart of Place Vendome

07 may 2018
Courbet, a new producer of ethically sourced jewellery, opened its boutique at Place Vendome. The new Maison offers a large choice of exquisite jewellery created of recycled gold and synthetic diamonds.
The new company, named after the painter who dreamt of a new Place Vendome, promotes ethically sourced jewellery and laboratory-grown diamonds, claiming that it is reinventing the fine art of jewellery.

Image credit: Courbet

Courbet says that its diamonds and other precious stones are laboratory-grown under the conditions that recreate the forces as those from the depth of the earth and possess the same qualities as natural stones. Its brand is ecologically-friendly as it uses only 100% traceable recycled 18 carat gold. 
The concept of synthetic diamonds springs more and more across the diamond industry, especially in the US. It responds to the demand of a new generation of buyers who are interested in the high quality of products as well as ethics, environment protection and respect for other people.

Victoria Quiri, Rough&Polished