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

“We'll only work with mines and suppliers that can prove full and unquestionable traceability”, assures David Zabinsky, CEO, TRIGEM

Armed with a Bachelor of Science in Government & Legal Studies, and Spanish from Bowdoin College (Maine, USA), a multi-faceted professional, David Zabinsky has both international public and private sector experience, most recently managing an...

06 november 2018

The diamond market sentiment is cautious at the moment, especially in Europe

Born in Switzerland, Angelika Mavridou relocated to Thessaloniki (Greece) with her family, only to establish her own business JEWELLS GALLERY LTD, which was later transformed to S.A. Prior to venturing into her own business, she studied Gemology...

29 october 2018

Zimnisky talks about pink diamonds, De Beers’ Lightbox

An independent diamond industry analyst and consultant said although exceptional and ‘one-off’ diamonds are hard to assign a value to them, the Pink Legacy will likely fetch $2.64 million per carat when it goes under the hammer next month in Geneva...

22 october 2018

An alliance between a diamond producer and a diamond manufacturer in Russia is simply inevitable and necessary

What is a diamond manufacturer’s margin composed of? What is the profession of diamond processing engineer about? How much time does it take to become a diamond cutter? How does a polishing factory work? The Russian Cut, is it alive? Lightbox from De...

15 october 2018

Registration gathers momentum for GJEPC’s 2nd Edition of ‘India Diamond Week’

13 september 2018
Registration for the Second Edition of the ‘India Diamond Week’ organized by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India from October 23-25, 2018 in Mumbai, is in full swing now. This year, the GJEPC expects the India Diamond Week 2018 to be much larger with increased participation of diamond manufacturers and buyer representation from many more destinations from across the world.
The confirmed exhibitors from India are Amrut Gems, Anand International, Asian Star, Dirgh Diamond Pvt Ltd, Dharmanandan Diamond Pvt. Ltd, D Navinchandra Exports, Dimexon Diamonds Ltd, Hari Krishna Exports Pvt Ltd,  J.B. And Brothers Pvt. Ltd, Janam Corporation Pvt Ltd, JK Star | K.P. Sanghvi & Sons LLP, Karp Impex Ltd, Kiran Gems Pvt. Ltd, K. Girdharlal, Kumbh Gems Mahendra Brothers Export Pvt. Ltd,  Mahima Gems Mithal Mfg. Co, Narola Gems, Nikita Diamonds, Parishi Diamond, Param Exports, Popatlal Nathalal Shah, Rosy Blue,  Shree Ramkrishna Exports,  S. Vinodkumar Diamonds Pvt.ltd, Sanghvi & Sons, Sheel Gems, Sheetal Manufacturing Co. Pvt. Ltd, Shivam Jewels Star Rays, Samarth Diamond, Tanvirkumar & Company, Unique Gems, Vaibhav Gems, Veer Gems | Vishindas Holaram VD Global, Yamuna Enterprise.
Buyers will include international diamond wholesalers, dealers and jewellery manufacturers from USA, Russia, China, Hong Kong, Israel, Iran, South Korea, Turkey, Middle East, South Africa and other regions.

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