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

The Kimberley Process mulling over broader definition of "conflict diamonds"

The participants of the recent Kimberley Process Plenary Meeting hosted by the European Union in Brussels carried their work to completion on November 16, 2018 but were left with a home work on their hands to be done before the next convention under...

17 december 2018

VICENZAORO unveils the participants of the January exhibition

04 january 2019
VICENZAORO, the jewellery exhibition scheduled to be held in Vicenza from 18 to 23 January and organised by the Italian Exhibition Group, presented 12 leading participants of the Design Room.
The ring made of white gold featuring a diamond, topaz and other precious stones and walnut is called «Melting Arctic». It is created by Alessio Boschi, Italy. The ring represents the subject of global warming and is made of sustainable materials which were ethically sourced.
Anna Maccieri Rossi creates talisman time pieces in constant movement changing with time.
Other pieces presented in the exhibition will change their colour or «come to life», reflecting the body movements due to the implementation of special mechanisms by French Designer Marie Mas, and the fresh designs by Eclats Jewels.
Alessa Jewelry created her pieces from the selected material collected during her trips around the world, while Lydia Courteille creates her jewellery in an ironic and surreal style.
Monica Rich Kosann will also present her necklace medallions at the show. Sicis Jewels will showcase its micro and nano- mosaics, while Bee Goddess Turkish jewellery was inspired by archaic shapes. The exhibition will also feature talismans by Tanita Tasarim and miniature sculptures  from the Spanish company, Magerit.

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