“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

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