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...

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

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08 april 2019

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

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01 april 2019

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

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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

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