Color diamonds are more valuable and desirable and a better investment

In 1993, Eyal Cohen started his career as a diamond cutter, sitting by his father’s side as an apprentice. 4 years later, he was recruited by a jewelry firm, where he learned to appreciate natural colored diamonds. In 2003, Eyal opened his own company...

17 september 2018

Debate on the main issues affecting the diamond business is absolutely critical - Ernie Blom

Having taken part in the fruitful discussions with the world leaders at the Asian Summit held recently in Vladivostok, Ernie Blom, President, World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) now looks forward to taking the worthy inputs received at...

10 september 2018

Reflecting the nature of the industry, US jewellery market is significantly seasonal with great ‘ebb and flow’ in demand, opines Vin Lee

Vin Lee, CEO of Beverly Hills-based Grand Metropolitan, a privately-held luxury goods holding company had migrated from Canada as a child. And one can see that it did not take him long to ascend the US luxury world, establishing himself as a formidable...

27 august 2018

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...

20 august 2018

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...

13 august 2018

XI IJA Conference to gather the leaders of jewellery sector in Moscow

21 august 2018
news_21082018.pngXI International Jewellery Academy Conference (IJA), the biggest business event for the heads of jewellery companies, will be held on September 24 in Moscow at the "Kosmos" Concert Hall.
The event will gather more than 500 participants – the owners and heads of jewellery companies, marketers, specialists of the jewellery firms and networks - in order to exchange the experience in business and address current issues regarding the jewellery sector, while 22 speakers will share their real practice and their experience in doing business.
The participants of the Conference will be able to pick one program out of five – jewellery business, marketing, production, management or design, it will be possible to see other presentations in record.
On top of that, during the conference 25 leading jewellery producers will showcase their new fashion jewellery.
XI International Jewellery Academy Conference will be open from 10 a.m. till 7 p.m. at 150, Prospect Mira, Moscow, Russia.

Victoria Quiri, Rough&Polished