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

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