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

Sarine ProfileTM selected to showcase Warren Buffett’s Signature diamonds at Borsheims flagship store

11 may 2018
Sarine Technologies Ltd has announced that Borsheims selected the Sarine ProfileTM to accompany each of Warren Buffett’s very limited series of Signature Diamonds sold at the annual Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting this week in Omaha, Nebraska. Each diamond was engraved on-site by Sarine’s DiaScribeTM system with Buffett’s signature, a personalised commemoration or message of affection of the buyers’ choice and its certificate number.
Borsheims Senior Diamond Buyer Heather Ingraham said, “Our partnership with Sarine provided guests an unforgettable experience – as we sealed many diamonds with not only a girdle inscription of Warren Buffett’s personal signature, but a meaningful message of the guest’s own choosing as well. We are always looking to elevate the experience at Borsheims. New technologies are key.”
Sarine CEO David Block stated, "We are delighted to have been Borsheims supplier of choice for enhanced stone documentation in support of their new customer experience, especially at such a globally recognised affair as Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholders event.”

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