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

Van Cleef & Arpels presents its collection of XX-century jewellery in Moscow

25 december 2018
Van Cleef & Arpels, a French Jewellery Maison, has presented its “Masterpieces from Van Cleef & Arpels Collection” exhibition that takes place in the Petrovsky Passage in Moscow.
The Maison decided to hold the show to mark the opening of its new boutique in the capital of Russia.

      Image credit: Van Cleep & Arpels

The participants of the exhibition will have an outstanding opportunity to learn more about the heritage and the development of styles throughout the XX century.
The exhibition will showcase more than 60 pieces dating from the 1910s to the 1980s. In particular the visitors will be able to appreciate the platinum and diamond necklace created in 1939 which was once a part of the collection of Her Majesty Queen Nazli of Egypt and the Three leaves clip made in 1955 of platinum and yellow gold featuring rubies in the invisible set as well as other masterpieces.

Victoria Quiri, Correspondent of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished, Strasbourg