The Grib Diamond Mine: Geology, Ecology and Industrial Safety

Gennady Piven, First Deputy General Manager of AGD Diamonds JSC, talks about his work at the diamond fields in Yakutia and in the Arkhangelsk Province.

10 december 2018

I have a dream to see India become a world leader in high-end jewellery manufacturing - Sanjay Kothari

An industry leader who needs no introduction to the gem and jewellery industry is Sanjay Kothari…the former chairman of the GJEPC of India has held various positions in the Council including being Convener-Exhibitions for many years before becoming Convener-Promotions...

03 december 2018

Style always reflects culture

Reena Ahluwalia is a multifaceted artist …an award-winning jewelry designer, diamond painter, professor, speaker and a community builder and more. Recognized as one of the Top Masters of Jewelry Design and art in Canada, she has been creating jewelry...

26 november 2018

Botswana Diamonds’ Campbell on Alrosa exit: no exploration JV lasts forever

Botswana Diamonds is currently in talks with a major diamond producer interested in taking over a stake in Sunland Minerals previously owned by Alrosa. The Sunland joint venture was established in 2014 to test existing Alrosa exploration technology on...

19 november 2018

If real gems are replaced by artificial stones, it is not the difference in value that sellers may cheat you out, but the very idea that you are to obtain along with a jewelry piece made from a genuine stone

Elena Titova is the Director of the All-Russian Decorative Art Museum. The museum, which she heads, was founded fairly recently (less than 40 years ago), but it is one of the most popular and stylish museums of Moscow, famous, among other things...

12 november 2018

Sarine supports responsible sourcing and provenance traceability

28 june 2018
news_28062018_sarine.pngSarine Technologies Ltd, a worldwide leader in the development, manufacture and sale of precision technology products for the evaluation, planning, processing, finishing and trading of diamonds and gems, said that responsible sourcing and provenance traceability had become the key issues in diamond industry and the utilization of Sarine technology could provide a powerful solution to support the diamond industry’s need for accountable traceability.
Sarine strongly supports and is actively involved in several blockchain initiatives. Any blockchain application is only as good as the data it contains, and it is a key requirement that such data be verifiable and provided by objective and trustworthy sources, the company claimed.
Sarine has already discussed responsible sourcing with leading industry organizations, miners, wholesalers and retailers as the company addressed the attempted theft of its intellectual property and the potentially serious adverse impact this could have on the importation of polished diamonds into the U.S. Leading U.S. retailers, including Tiffany and Signet have taken steps augmenting their suppliers’ contractual terms and conditions, codes of conduct to specifically address IP infringement issues.
David Block, the Group’s CEO, noted that, “We are extremely pleased that the issue of responsible sourcing and provenance traceability are receiving the attention they are, as it is key to ensuring the diamond industry’s implicit stature, and explicitly the polished diamond’s allure to the modern informed consumer. Sarine will continue to aggressively protect its IP and work with industry organizations and retailers to ensure that polished diamonds are procured in a responsible manner.”

Victoria Quiri, Rough&Polished