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

Queen Mary’s diamond tiara is back for the Royal Wedding

15 june 2018
Meghan Markle chose to wear Queen Mary’s Diamond Bandeau tiara for her wedding to Prince Harry on May 19, 2018. The tiara belongs to Queen Elizabeth II, who lent it to Meghan for her wedding day, says The Court Jeweller.

Image credit: The Court Jeweller

The tiara dates back to 1932 and was made specially to nest a stunning brooch made of 10 large diamonds. The brooch itself was given to then Princess Mary in 1893 by the County of Lincoln on her marriage to Prince George, Duke of York. The tiara is made of platinum and diamonds and consists of 11 sections, which make it flexible.
On her special occasion Meghan was expected to wear the Spencer tiara that belonged to the late Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana. But instead Meghan chose the piece that had not been worn by any royal in decades.
The bride decided to pair the tiara with a Cartier bracelet and earings in 14-karat white gold.
For the wedding reception the Duchess of Sussex changed her sets for Cartier long earings and the large emerald-cut aquamarine ring that belonged to late Diana, according to The Court Jeweller. 

 Victoria Quiri, Rough&Polished