“Only do business with clients who have impeccable integrity,” suggests Davy Blommaert, banker

Davy Blommaert heads the Diamond Business at National Bank of Fujairah, which falls under the bank’s corporate and institutional banking division. With nearly 10 years of experience in the diamond industry, he was tasked to establish a unit within NBF...


Russia’s export legislation is like a log on the road making it difficult to drive through

Eduard Utkin, General Manager of the Russian Jewellers Guild Association, which is a member of the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry, answers the questions from Rough & Polished regarding the activities of the country’s professional...

11 march 2019

Botswana mum on new demands as negotiations with De Beers draw closer

Botswana said it will begin new diamond marketing and sales negotiations with De Beers in June or July this year. Mineral resources minister Eric Molale told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa on the sidelines of a mining conference in Cape Town, South...

04 march 2019

DLX-jewellery will focus more on colour stone designed pieces as well as diamond jewellery sets going forward - Jack Chen, General Manager, DLX-Jewellery

Graduating in International Business from an Institute in Sydney, Australia, in 2015, Jack Chen returned to China to start managing his family-owned jewellery business. Besides holding a certificate in a practical diamond course at Gemological Institute...

25 february 2019

Ali Pastorini: “We have to change a little the way to sell the idea that buying jewelry is just for glamour”

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together approximately 1000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

18 february 2019

EPL Diamond wishes Happy New Year and reflects on the results of 2018

27 december 2018
EPL Diamond wishes Happy New Year to its clients and citizens of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and sums up the results of the outgoing 2018, which has been a successful year for the company, says ysia.ru.
The agency quoted the company as saying that it opened 24 new stores in 2018 and it intends to open 10 more before the end of the year. The company is growing and extending in the international market with the launch of an online store in Kazakhstan and in 2019 the firm plans to launch online shops in all the Europe, CIS countries and in America.
“We have reached a lot in the outgoing year. We have opened new stores, created new jobs and the competition in the market has made us stronger! We have come together as a united organism, overcoming all the difficulties on the path to achieving the goal – to make the best of EPL Diamond jewellery win the hearts of people from all over the world! And to fill the world with happiness. We give all the people an opportunity to join us on our way to the goal,” the company said.
According to the company, it has paid more than 500 mn roubles of taxes this year and its proceeds from the sales in the retail stores was up 29% compared to 2017.
EPL’s cutting and polishing facility has created one of a kind jewellery with drilled through diamonds and launched the new Blossom collection with gems – chrome-diopsides and garnets.

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