“Only do business with clients who have impeccable integrity,” suggests Davy Blommaert, banker

Davy Blommaert heads the Diamond Business at National Bank of Fujairah, which falls under the bank’s corporate and institutional banking division. With nearly 10 years of experience in the diamond industry, he was tasked to establish a unit within NBF...

18 march 2019

Russia’s export legislation is like a log on the road making it difficult to drive through

Eduard Utkin, General Manager of the Russian Jewellers Guild Association, which is a member of the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry, answers the questions from Rough & Polished regarding the activities of the country’s professional...

11 march 2019

Botswana mum on new demands as negotiations with De Beers draw closer

Botswana said it will begin new diamond marketing and sales negotiations with De Beers in June or July this year. Mineral resources minister Eric Molale told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa on the sidelines of a mining conference in Cape Town, South...

04 march 2019

DLX-jewellery will focus more on colour stone designed pieces as well as diamond jewellery sets going forward - Jack Chen, General Manager, DLX-Jewellery

Graduating in International Business from an Institute in Sydney, Australia, in 2015, Jack Chen returned to China to start managing his family-owned jewellery business. Besides holding a certificate in a practical diamond course at Gemological Institute...

25 february 2019

Ali Pastorini: “We have to change a little the way to sell the idea that buying jewelry is just for glamour”

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together approximately 1000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

18 february 2019

DDI highlights continued partnership with Rubel & Ménasché

31 july 2018

The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) said that they would continue its partnership with Rubel  & Ménasché, the Paris-based diamantaire. DDI has worked with Rubel & Ménasché since 2012, says the press note from DDI.
"We're thrilled for the continued partnership as 2018 is a big year for us," says Dorothée Gizenga, Executive Director of DDI. "With their support of our core programs, Rubel & Ménasché are helping make a difference for artisinal diamond miners around the world."
Rubel & Ménasché is providing core funding for different programs launched by DDI such as outreach and education. With their assistance, DDI helps improve the working and living conditions of artisanal diamond miners and their communities to become more self-sustaining.
Rubel & Ménasché also supports DDI through DDI's Goodwill Ambassador program. Élodie Daguzan, Head of Communication and Industry Relations for the diamantaire, was named DDI's first Goodwill Ambassador earlier this year.

Victoria Quiri, Rough&Polished