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

Richemont to use blockchain technology to bring transparency to its supply chain

06 august 2018
Richemont, the owner of leading companies in the field of luxury goods, including Cartier, will reportedly use blockchain to make its supply chain more transparent, according to CoinDesk.

Image credit: Richemont

Richemont’s board member, Jin Keyu, said that she saw great potential for the blockchain technology in the luxury goods business. This move will help bring more clarity to the giant’s supply chain. Tracing applications will make it possible to control the origin of diamonds and metals used in luxury goods.
“As Cartier’s parent company, we have recently decided to start using blockchain to trace the origin of diamonds, rocks and gold back to the mines or recycling factories,” she said.
Richemont believes that by implementing new tracking technologies it will ensure its customers that all the stones and materials used to create luxury products are authentic.

Victoria Quiri, Rough&Polished