Diamex Lab: Our technology allows you to trace the history of the origin of each stone

Gleb Sverdlov, CEO of Diamex Lab told Rough & Polished in his interview below about the development of IT technologies for the market of rough and polished diamonds and jewelry.

17 february 2020

The future of the market goes hand in hand with gemology

After 2019, a challenging year for the global diamond industry, we asked Yuri Shelementyev, head of the Moscow State University (MSU) Gemmological Center and president of the National Gemological Association (NGA), to share his views...

10 february 2020

Diamond industry in healthier position going into 2020

The diamond industry is in a healthier position going into 2020 due to actions taken last year, according to De Beers. Group spokesperson David Johnson told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that the actions taken included reducing rough diamond production...

03 february 2020

Ethical sourcing and Diamonds Standards Organization

The diamond sector is ready to embrace a new decade and overcome some of its historical challenges. Ethical sourcing has proven to be undoubtedly one of the main aspects that industry professionals need to address. Antonio Cecere, President of Geneva...

27 january 2020

Ali Pastorini: Challenges make us think out of the box and be closer to customers

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together more than 1,000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

20 january 2020

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