New lending will have to be fully asset-backed with true provenance and transparency in the flow of goods and monies

After handling Gem & Jewellery (G&J) industry financing as a banker for many years, Erik A Jens sees an opportunity now that numerous banks are withdrawing from the sector. He is exploring opportunities to establishing a financing firm focusing...


The majority of women don’t care whether their diamonds are mined or lab grown - Alex Popov, CEO of Âme

Alex Popov, President of the Moscow Diamond Bourse and former Chairman of the World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDMF) launched a new jewelry brand under the name of Âme focused on design and using lab grown diamonds to produce jewelry meant to meet...

14 january 2019

At IDE, we encourage innovation throughout the bourse and have even opened a technological incubator to host start-ups - Yoram Dvash

A first generation diamantaire, Yoram Dvash founded ‘Y Dvash Diamonds Ltd’ in 1991 in Israel. While the company grew and made progress under his leadership, Dvash joined industry organizations such as the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association (IsDMA)...

09 january 2019

Cooperation and collaboration are the development trend of today

Pavel Grankin runs the Slava Group of companies and holds the Slava trademark (‘Slava’ means ‘Glory’ in Russian). He has graduated from the Mozhaisky Military Space Academy. He did his military service at the Plesetsk Сosmodrome from 1987 to...

04 january 2019

De Beers speaks on Zim invitation to explore for diamonds again

De Beers’ exploration team landed in Zimbabwe in 1993 and left in 2006, however, they first prospected for diamonds in Marange in the late 1990s. Harare, under the leadership of the then president Robert Mugabe, alleged that De Beers looted diamonds...

24 december 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, 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