The diamond business is yet bright and has a good future in the coming days

Hitesh Patel, Managing Director of Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd., joined the family business in 1997 to help his father Laljibhai Patel, the founder of Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd. Egged on by its success, Hitesh set up the overseas presence of...

19 august 2019

The talk around LGDs is all hype

As a teenager, Luca Luterbacher began to design and manufacture single pieces and individual items for wealthy private family friends from Switzerland and Lichtenstein. In 2017, he finally invested in his own luxury trademark "Luterbacher."...

12 august 2019

Correct adjustment of advertising is the major challenge

At the recent Amberforum held in the Baltic city of Svetlogorsk, Andrey Yanchevsky, Head of the trade representation of the LA VIVION jewelery company shared his opinion with the correspondent of Rough&Polished on the state and prospects of the jewellery...

05 august 2019

Small-scale diamond mining is the future in Botswana – Leon Daniels

Pangolin Diamonds, which is currently the most active diamond exploration company in Botswana, has called upon authorities in the southern African country to include diamonds into the minerals permit for small scale mining operations. Pangolin chief...

29 july 2019

“There has been a strict policy in Israel against LGDs; have been forbidden on IDE trading floor for years.”: Aviel Elia, Managing Director- IDI

Aviel Elia, an attorney by profession, has served as Legal Adviser and Company Secretary of IDI since 2013. As a key member of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) management team, he has been involved in developing company strategy and negotiating...

22 july 2019

Matthew Tratner joins GIA’s global business development team

01 february 2019

GIA announced the appointment of Matthew Tratner as global director of business development. Previously Director of membership and sales at Jewelers of America and publisher of National Jeweler, Tratner will be responsible for expanding and deepening of GIA’s relationships with retailers and other stakeholders.
“I look forward to taking on new challenges, creating opportunities and being part of GIA’s development and continued growth,” said Tratner.
Tratner has been in the jewelry industry for 15 years. His experience spans retail sales, e-commerce, publishing and marketing. He earned a Bachelor of Arts from Empire State College and an Accredited Jewelry Professional Diploma (AJP) from GIA. Tratner will be based in New York City and report to Anna Martin, GIA senior vice president of global business development and beneficiation.
“Matt’s industry experience will play an invaluable role as we work to meet the needs of the gem and jewelry industry, and further our mission of ensuring the public trust,” said Martin.

Alex Shishlo, Editor in Chief of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished, Brussels