The diamond business is yet bright and has a good future in the coming days

Hitesh Patel, Managing Director of Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd., joined the family business in 1997 to help his father Laljibhai Patel, the founder of Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd. Egged on by its success, Hitesh set up the overseas presence of...


The talk around LGDs is all hype

As a teenager, Luca Luterbacher began to design and manufacture single pieces and individual items for wealthy private family friends from Switzerland and Lichtenstein. In 2017, he finally invested in his own luxury trademark "Luterbacher."...

12 august 2019

Correct adjustment of advertising is the major challenge

At the recent Amberforum held in the Baltic city of Svetlogorsk, Andrey Yanchevsky, Head of the trade representation of the LA VIVION jewelery company shared his opinion with the correspondent of Rough&Polished on the state and prospects of the jewellery...

05 august 2019

Small-scale diamond mining is the future in Botswana – Leon Daniels

Pangolin Diamonds, which is currently the most active diamond exploration company in Botswana, has called upon authorities in the southern African country to include diamonds into the minerals permit for small scale mining operations. Pangolin chief...

29 july 2019

“There has been a strict policy in Israel against LGDs; have been forbidden on IDE trading floor for years.”: Aviel Elia, Managing Director- IDI

Aviel Elia, an attorney by profession, has served as Legal Adviser and Company Secretary of IDI since 2013. As a key member of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) management team, he has been involved in developing company strategy and negotiating...

22 july 2019

Damas Jewellery appoints Asil Attar as its first female CEO

14 february 2019

news_14022019_attar.pngDamas Jewellery has appointed Asil Attar as its first female CEO. 
''We are delighted to have our very first female chief executive officer on board," said Hamdi Chatti, executive chairman of Damas Jewellery. "Attar is known for her transformational work and proficiency in implementing visionary strategies while having a keen eye for fashion. All of that makes Attar an invaluable asset for our business.”
Attar, who assumed her position on February 3, has 25 years of experience in the industry, working with brands such as Coach, The Giorgio Armani Group, and as the CEO of Majid Al Futtaim and Al Yasra Fashion.
Damas Jewellery brand was founded in 1907 as a goldsmith. It opened its first store in Dubai's Gold Souq in 1959 and is still operating the store to this day.
Today Damas has an extensive portfolio of over 40 international luxury brands and in-house brands. With 230 stores spread across GCC, it has secured a global trademark.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished