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

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