“Lab-Grown Diamonds is probably the biggest scam this industry has ever seen,”: Leibish Polnauer, Founder-President, Leibish & Co.

An interesting story from the Leibish & Co takes you way back to the year 1979 when young Leibish Polnauer, then a diamond polisher, was travelling to London, having just found out that the factory at which he worked had been shut down. He found an advertisement...

24 june 2019

Botswana mining industry players speak on speculative exploration licences

Speculative mineral exploration licences was a recurring theme from presentations made by three players in Botswana mining industry at a conference convened in Gaborone. The country has issued thousands of exploration licences, across the mining industry...

17 june 2019

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

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