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

HK’s jewellery exports up 20% in H1 2018

01 august 2018
Hong Kong exported 20.1 percent more jewellery products abroad during Jan-Jun 2018 compared to the same period in 2017.
In June alone, exports of jewellery, goldsmiths’ and silversmiths’ wares rose 7.3 percent. Jewellery exports have been in positive territory since the beginning of the year.
Hong Kong’s exports of fine jewellery grew by about 20 percent – the highest among all of the major sectors – in the first four months of 2018.
This robust export growth was driven by the demand for gold jewellery, while global economic growth also boosted demand for high-end accessories, such as diamonds.

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