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

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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

JNA Awards and RJC join forces to promote industry best practices

13 june 2018
The JNA Awards and the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) are joining forces to promote best practices in the international jewellery and gemstone industry. The JNA Awards, which encourages excellence and innovation in the global jewellery trade, will culminate in an awards ceremony in Hong Kong, on 16 September.

Image credit: JNA Awards

The RJC, a not-for-profit organisation headquartered in the UK, is the jewellery industry’s foremost standards setting and certification body. Both the organisations have a shared vision for the industry, and will boost efforts to promote best-in-class, sustainable and ethical business practices globally.
Letitia Chow, Chairperson of the JNA Awards, Founder-JNA, and Director at UBM Asia, said, “RJC has been a global pioneer in safeguarding and standardising best business practices in the jewellery industry. Collaborating with the RJC reinforces the JNA Awards’ resolve to promote excellence on every aspect of the supply chain.”
Andrew Bone, Executive Director at RJC said, “We are always keen to recognise industry trailblazers who are making a real impact and through joining forces with the JNA Awards, I believe together we can further communicate the many benefits of responsible jewellery, globally.”

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