“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

Botswana mining industry players speak on speculative exploration licences

Speculative mineral exploration licences was a recurring theme from presentations made by three players in Botswana mining industry at a conference convened in Gaborone. The country has issued thousands of exploration licences, across the mining industry...

17 june 2019

Design is the key to all markets

Besides being an astute businessman, Mumbai-born Laksh Pahuja is a designer par excellence known globally for his awe-inspiring unusual jewellery pieces. Trained at the Gemological Institute of India and Harrow College of Art England, Laksh combines...

10 june 2019

Mutual mass destruction will not serve anybody’s purposes

The recent moves by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), including its letters urging some companies to abide to the revised edition of FTC Jewelry Guides and the explanations from FTC attorney Robert Frisby posted on the FTC website were...

03 june 2019

Pavel Sokolov: Every stone has its beauty

THE ‘GEMSTONES BY SOKOLOV’ brand has been popular for over 25 years. The aim of this company is to supply any kind of gem studs to the Russian market including the unique ones except diamonds of any cut. The product range by the SOKOLOV Company is very...

27 may 2019

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