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

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