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

India’s polished diamond exports for April up 14%

18 may 2018
India’s export of cut & polished diamonds reached $2bn in the month of April 2018 as against exports worth $1.75 bn in April 2017, registering a growth of 14.04 percent, according to the provisional figures announced by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council.
Imports of rough diamonds for the month of April amounted to $1.52 bn , recording  a decline of almost 12.96 percent, against rough imports of $ 1.74 bn in the same month in year 2017. In volume terms, rough diamonds imported was 1.54 mn carats in April 2018 compared to 1.69 mn carats in April 2017, recording a decline of 8.98 percent.
However the imports of cut & polished diamonds fell sharply by 38.16% from $ 184.95 mn in April 2017 to $ 114.37 mn in April 2018.

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