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

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