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

“We are building a new state-of-the-art tender facility,” says Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC

Ahmed Bin Sulayem certainly needs no introduction being widely popular globally as one of the leaders of modern Dubai. As the Executive Chairman of DMCC, Ahmed Bin Sulayem has played and continues to play a key role in establishing and positioning DMCC...

20 may 2019

De Beers scaling up Tracr ahead of formal launch

De Beers tracked 100 high-value diamonds along the value chain during the pilot of Tracr™, its industry blockchain platform, for the first time in May last year. A De Beers spokesperson Bianca Ruakere told Rough & Polished in an exclusive interview that...

13 may 2019

Diamond firms Niru Group & EZ Diamonds to merge

27 december 2018

Niru Group and EZ Diamonds, both manufacturers and specialists in small high-quality diamonds, are merging their polished diamond operations into a joint business. Both produce diamonds typically used by watch and jewellery makers with thousands of calibrated assortments.
EZ Diamonds, a De Beers Sightholder, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of small excellent-make round diamonds from 0.01 to 0.75 ct. Headquartered in the Israel Diamond Exchange, it has facilities and offices in New York, Belgium, Switzerland, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

Image credit: Niru Diamonds

Niru Diamonds, a De Beers Sightholder and member of the ALROSA Alliance, manufactures highly calibrated rounds, and princess, baguette and emerald shapes at a plant in Sri Lanka.
According to both the companies, their identified synergies in operating together would create a leading supplier of round and fancy cut diamonds, and provide advantages for their clients.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished