De Beers only selling Elizabeth Bay Mine in Namibia, move to sustain operations beyond 2019

Namdeb Holdings, a 50/50 joint venture between the Namibian government and De Beers is not selling Daberas, Sendelingsdrift and Southern Coastal mines in the southern African country. It had been alleged that Namdeb was planning to close and offload...


Colorless diamonds as an investment class are evolving beyond their traditional ability to preserve, relocate and pass on wealth

Antonio Cecere, the Founder & VP of Monaco Diamond Exchange dons many caps simultaneously. Currently, he is the President of Geneva Diamond Exchange, the President of Diamond Investment Club and the Principal of the Cecere Group. Antonio’s ability to...

15 april 2019

Jewellery with diamonds, even with small ones, sells better than without diamonds

The Yakut jewellery firm Kierge was set up 25 years ago on the basis of the jewellery workshop PKF Yakutrembyttekhnika which, in its turn, was founded way back in the 1970s. Over this period, Kierge turned into a well-established company successfully...

08 april 2019

Lucapa’s Wetherall on the past, present and the future

Lucapa Diamond chief executive Stephen Wetherall recently attended a mining conference, in Cape Town South Africa, where he met Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa and granted him an exclusive interview. They discussed Angola’s first international diamond...

01 april 2019

India’s gem and jewellery industry expects the government will consider its demand for lower import duty on raw materials

A go-getter at heart, with an attitude to match, Pramod Kumar Agrawal, Chairman of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India is a man in a hurry. He has not left any stone unturned to bring back the Indian gem & jewellery...

25 march 2019

SIGNATURE IIJS, India’s ‘Premiere Show’ is just around the corner

07 november 2018
Signature IIJS is India's top-of-the-line jewellery show, showcasing the best jewellery collections by the country’s leading manufacturers.
The Show will be held from 10 to 13th February 2019, it is just what domestic and international retailers/wholesalers need to revitalize their inventory for the coming year. Restricted to about 550+ exhibitors, the focus is on the product – jewellery of the highest standards of design, craftsmanship and finish.
Signature IIJS is compact enough for visitors to fully explore sourcing opportunities with a large number of new participants this year. It is the ideal platform to develop additional contacts and also an opportunity to enjoy exclusive Signature IIJS ambience and hospitality.
India's jewellery manufacturing strength is now established as a reliable and competitive source which retailers and consumers the world over have come to appreciate.
Over the years, Signature IIJS has gained prestige and stature as a must-attend-show for jewellers to keep abreast of the jewellery market – the new styles and collections, the price points, what’s trending and what’s in demand.
Signature IIJS is now considered India’s most important jewellery Fair after IIJS.

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