“Up till now there has been a strict policy in Israel against LGDs; have been forbidden on IDE trading floor for years.”: Aviel Elia, Managing Director- IDI

Aviel Elia, an attorney by profession, has served as Legal Adviser and Company Secretary of IDI since 2013. As a key member of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) management team, he has been involved in developing company strategy and negotiating...

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Unifying role is the main objective of the National Gemological Association

Yuri Shelementiev runs the Gemological Centre (GC) at the Moscow State University and is a president of the National Gemological Association (NGA) uniting the gemologists of Russia. The head of the MSU’ GC and the NGA answered the R&P’s...

15 july 2019

“Our goal is to bring clarity to the offering of Lab Grown Diamonds”, asserts Chris Casey, President, Lab Grown Diamond Council

Chris Casey is a 15-year veteran of the diamond and jewelry industry.  Chris also has extensive experience in market research as Founding Managing Director of the NPD Diamond and Diamond Jewelry Service where his responsibility included the...

08 july 2019

Dr. Michael S. Krzemnicki: Our dedication to scientific research is an important foundation to our expertise

Dr. Michael S. Krzemnicki, PhD, Director of the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF, in an interview with R&P told about the activities and plans of one of the world's leading Gemological laboratories specializing in scientific research of diamonds...

01 july 2019

“Lab-Grown Diamonds is probably the biggest scam this industry has ever seen,”: Leibish Polnauer, Founder-President, Leibish & Co.

An interesting story from the Leibish & Co takes you way back to the year 1979 when young Leibish Polnauer, then a diamond polisher, was travelling to London, having just found out that the factory at which he worked had been shut down. He found an advertisement...

24 june 2019

ALROSA CEO may refuse to participate in the Davos Forum

05 december 2018
(IA SakhaNews) - “I have not made a decision yet (regarding the participation in the forum - TASS). In principle, this was in my plans as there we have a separate workshop attended by executives of the world's largest mining and steel companies, but from the point of view of business ethics and probably from the point of view of supporting Russian businessmen, including our colleagues, state banker Andrey Kostin, I understand that if a group of Russian businessmen does not go to the forum in Davos, I can probably think from the point of view of my participation as well,” said Ivanov.
Earlier, citing its sources, the Financial Times said that Rusal’s co-owner Oleg Deripaska, Renova’s owner Viktor Vekselberg and VTB head Andrey Kostin will not be invited to the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2019. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that if restrictions on the work of Russian businessmen in Davos are not lifted, Russia will refuse to participate in the forum.
As Russian President Vladimir Putin recently said, a possible boycott by Russia of the World Economic Forum in Davos will not affect the country's authority. According to him, every Russian businessperson can take an independent decision about his or her participation in this event.
The Davos Forum is an annual meeting gathering representatives of the political and business elite. In addition to politicians and businessmen, the event is attended by representatives of public organizations, academia, cultural figures and media executives taking part in discussions. The next traditional annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland to be held on January 22 to 25, 2019 will be devoted to the problem of globalization and world-wide transformations in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.