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...

20 august 2018

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

Synova opens laser diamond cutting center in Mumbai

08 june 2018
Switzerland head-quartered company Synova, a manufacturer of high-precision laser diamond cutting systems, has opened its second Micro-Machining Center (MMC) in Mumbai. The first one is located in Surat.
The MMC offers laser sawing jobs such as straight sawing, pie sawing and fancy bruting of gem diamonds as well as stone analyses and machine demonstrations.The centre is equipped with a Synova laser diamond cutting system (DCS) with Laser MicroJet (LMJ) technology.
Jörg Pausch, Head of Diamond Business Unit -Synova, said, “We will be able to serve our local customers better and faster than ever before since all sawing jobs can now be done locally and stones don’t need to be shipped back and forth between Surat and Mumbai. Customers will receive their cut stones within one day instead of several working days."

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