“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

Russia’s export legislation is like a log on the road making it difficult to drive through

Eduard Utkin, General Manager of the Russian Jewellers Guild Association, which is a member of the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry, answers the questions from Rough & Polished regarding the activities of the country’s professional...

11 march 2019

Botswana mum on new demands as negotiations with De Beers draw closer

Botswana said it will begin new diamond marketing and sales negotiations with De Beers in June or July this year. Mineral resources minister Eric Molale told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa on the sidelines of a mining conference in Cape Town, South...

04 march 2019

DLX-jewellery will focus more on colour stone designed pieces as well as diamond jewellery sets going forward - Jack Chen, General Manager, DLX-Jewellery

Graduating in International Business from an Institute in Sydney, Australia, in 2015, Jack Chen returned to China to start managing his family-owned jewellery business. Besides holding a certificate in a practical diamond course at Gemological Institute...

25 february 2019

Ali Pastorini: “We have to change a little the way to sell the idea that buying jewelry is just for glamour”

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together approximately 1000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

18 february 2019

Alrosa welcomes Belgian IGC Group as a member of ALROSA ALLIANCE

01 march 2019

igc_group_logo.pngIGC Group, the Belgian diamond manufacturing company and one of the oldest diamond companies in the world, recently became a member of ALROSA ALLIANCE, joining the most responsible and reputable diamond market participants.
Obtaining the status of ALROSA ALLIANCE member opens for IGC Group the way to become a long-term client of ALROSA, the world leader in rough diamond mining, IGC Group reported.
“We are delighted to enter the ALROSA ALLIANCE and partner with one of the world’s largest diamond suppliers. As a manufacturer of diamonds in the finest make and a preferred supplier of luxury jewellery and watch brand houses worldwide, we welcome this partnership with ALROSA. Stable and transparent rough diamond supply is essential in today’s business environment,” says Jacques Claes, President of IGC Group.
IGC Group is also a Sightholder of The De Beers Group of Companies since 1955.

Alex Shishlo, Editor in Chief of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished, Brussels