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

2018 World Diamond Congress to be held in in Mumbai in October

03 july 2018
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) said last week that the 2018 World Diamond Congress will take place in Mumbai, India, during the latter part of October.

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Ernie Blom                                                                                                                                   Image credit: WFDB


The congress is the biannual meeting of the WFDB and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA). It was initially set to be held in Tel Aviv from June 19 to 21 but was cancelled due to weak response to registration and tension in the region, according to the organizations.   
WFDB President Ernie Blom said, “On behalf of the WFDB and the IDMA board, we would like to thank our colleagues in Mumbai for their kind invitation, and we look forward to meeting all the WFDB and IDMA presidents and their delegations, as well as members of the entire diamond pipeline.”

Victoria Quiri, Rough&Polished