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...

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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...

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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...

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Pangolin Diamonds using termites to find kimberlite indicators in Botswana

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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

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24 july 2018

NCDIA opens office in Bangkok

30 july 2018
The Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) opened a new office at the Jewelry Trade Center in Bangkok recently, bringing it closer to other industry organizations.The location also houses the Bangkok Diamonds and Precious Stones Exchange (BDPE), as well as the Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS) laboratory.
“NCDIA and the BDPE’s board of directors are in alignment and will speak with ‘one voice’ to the Thai government, advocating for laws that facilitate and promote the diamond business as a whole,” said Barbara Wheat, director of NCDIA Asia and vice president of international relations for the Ho Group of Companies, which includes AIGS.
The new office will be used to hold educational seminars for consumers on natural colored diamonds. Additionally, the AIGS is working on issuing a ‘quality mark’ to raise awareness and appreciation of natural colored diamonds, while NCDIA Asia is working on an exclusive colored-diamond exhibition to be held in China in 2019.

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