Colorless diamonds as an investment class are evolving beyond their traditional ability to preserve, relocate and pass on wealth

Antonio Cecere, the Founder & VP of Monaco Diamond Exchange dons many caps simultaneously. Currently, he is the President of Geneva Diamond Exchange, the President of Diamond Investment Club and the Principal of the Cecere Group. Antonio’s ability to...

15 april 2019

Jewellery with diamonds, even with small ones, sells better than without diamonds

The Yakut jewellery firm Kierge was set up 25 years ago on the basis of the jewellery workshop PKF Yakutrembyttekhnika which, in its turn, was founded way back in the 1970s. Over this period, Kierge turned into a well-established company successfully...

08 april 2019

Lucapa’s Wetherall on the past, present and the future

Lucapa Diamond chief executive Stephen Wetherall recently attended a mining conference, in Cape Town South Africa, where he met Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa and granted him an exclusive interview. They discussed Angola’s first international diamond...

01 april 2019

India’s gem and jewellery industry expects the government will consider its demand for lower import duty on raw materials

A go-getter at heart, with an attitude to match, Pramod Kumar Agrawal, Chairman of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India is a man in a hurry. He has not left any stone unturned to bring back the Indian gem & jewellery...

25 march 2019

“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...

18 march 2019

Diamond Lighthouse to launch new marketing strategy to sell diamonds

05 february 2019

Diamond Lighthouse has presented its new P2P marketing strategy which is meant to serve as a marketplace for diamond buyers and sellers, says 
The agency quoted the company’s marketing manager Daniel Rose as saying  that Diamond Lighthouse has created a trustworthy platform where sellers and consumers can make deals on diamonds. 
“…Despite the fact that nowadays there are a few more options - online auctions like eBay as well as buy and sell platforms like Craigslist - none provide you with a massive network of diamond buyers that trust and rely on our platform to buy diamonds for personal use or resale,” he said.  

         Image credit: Diamond Lighthouse

He added that the inventory that a buyer can find on the platform comes from a wide range of people both professionals and amateurs, but the company can guaranty the quality of each diamond they sell. The system works as simple as sending a secured parcel with UPS, then the package is open live and the diamond is transmitted for a professional GIA grading, thus providing security in the product the client wants to buy.  
The advantage of the system is that sellers can get different offers on their products and can choose the buyer themselves, they don’t have to pay for the shipping or grading, says the report. 

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