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

Meeus appointed World Diamond Mark chairperson

13 july 2018

World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has appointed the former president of Dubai Diamond Exchange Peter Meeus as chairperson of its World Diamond Mark (WDM) programme.
WDM was established by the WFDB in 2012 to spread awareness of diamond jewellery and to boost diamond sales globally.

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Image credit: WFDB


WFDB president Ernie Blom said Meeus had “enormous experience in the diamond sector and is known throughout the global diamond trade”.
“The WDM aims to build trust in the jewellery shop and, as a result, support demand for diamonds,” said Meeus.
“Through education and digital marketing, the WDM will provide retailers with the tools to showcase their integrity and create a consumer confidence programme that will strengthen public trust in diamonds.”

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished