Indian gem and jewellery manufacturers have the skill and capabilities to cater to any market in the world

Besides spearheading the “White Paper” last year, Colin Shah, Vice Chairman of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has been actively involved in the initiatives of the Council like MyKYCBank and many more… A first generation...

11 february 2019

The Indian gems and jewellery industry was progressing in the past and will certainly progress in the future

Dinesh Navadiya, the Regional Chairman (Gujarat Region) of The Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India, is also the representative of the Gujarat G&J sector at various organisations as well as government authorities...

04 february 2019

The Russian Diamond Line: We do not believe that gifted persons would win through on their own

The Russian Diamond Line, a Moscow international jewellery contest of jewellery design, has been held for a decade already. At the end of the year, the results of the jubilee RDL-2018 contest were summed up, and on December 14, the prizewinners of the...

28 january 2019

New lending will have to be fully asset-backed with true provenance and transparency in the flow of goods and monies

After handling Gem & Jewellery (G&J) industry financing as a banker for many years, Erik A Jens sees an opportunity now that numerous banks are withdrawing from the sector. He is exploring opportunities to establishing a financing firm focusing...

21 january 2019

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

Lars von Trier creates movie-themed diamonds

13 february 2019

news_13022019_Lars_von_Trier.jpgLars von Trier, a Danish film director and screenwriter, has invested in creating a diamond collection inspired by his films, says the New York Times. 
The first diamond that has been manufactured represents von Trier’s drama Melancholia. It depicts the scene of the movie in which a rouge planet collides with Earth. 
It took van Trier 5 years to cut and polish the 12-carat stone by hand.
He was quoted as saying that he was going to turn 12 more diamonds into his movie scenes but for the process to take less time and effort he was going to use a new laser-based diamond cutting technology.
According the film maker, he tries to capture the mood of the film when creating his works. 
The diamond will be showcased at M HKA, a contemporary art museum in Antwerp, Belgium, till May, 5, 2019.

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