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...

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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

GIA to hold its first advanced synthetics detection seminar in Mumbai

08 june 2018
news_08062018_gia.pngThe Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will offer a series of seminars this year on advanced detection of lab-grown stones.
The courses, which will be taught by GIA research scientists and classroom instructors, will combine lectures with practical lab instruction. The GIA will address methods of identifying chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and High Pressure-High Temperature (HPHT) stones.
The first seminar will take place August 20 and 21 in Mumbai, alongside the India International Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Show, while the London course will be on August 29 and 30, coinciding with the International Jewellery London trade fair. In California, the seminar is scheduled for October 10 and 11, at the same time as the GIA International Gemological Symposium.

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