“We are building a new state-of-the-art tender facility,” says Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC

Ahmed Bin Sulayem certainly needs no introduction being widely popular globally as one of the leaders of modern Dubai. As the Executive Chairman of DMCC, Ahmed Bin Sulayem has played and continues to play a key role in establishing and positioning DMCC...

20 may 2019

De Beers scaling up Tracr ahead of formal launch

De Beers tracked 100 high-value diamonds along the value chain during the pilot of Tracr™, its industry blockchain platform, for the first time in May last year. A De Beers spokesperson Bianca Ruakere told Rough & Polished in an exclusive interview that...

13 may 2019

The perfect couple - platinum and diamonds

The Jewelry House of Leon Megé located in New York has long been firmly established in the jewelry market as a source of magnificent jewelry, in which platinum and diamonds often sparkle being married together and attracting everyone’s eyes, but are...

06 may 2019

The technology of growing single-crystal diamonds has now become industrial in nature

It is believed that the reserves of natural diamonds will be exhausted by the middle of the century, and therefore production of synthetic diamonds is rapidly gaining relevance. According to Business Insider India’s estimates, the global synthetic diamond...

29 april 2019

De Beers only selling Elizabeth Bay Mine in Namibia, move to sustain operations beyond 2019

Namdeb Holdings, a 50/50 joint venture between the Namibian government and De Beers is not selling Daberas, Sendelingsdrift and Southern Coastal mines in the southern African country. It had been alleged that Namdeb was planning to close and offload...

22 april 2019

Founder of Mercury Diamond Global Tracker ™ dies in Paris

04 march 2019
ehud_arie_laniado.pngEhud Arie Laniado, a diamond trader and the founder of Mercury Diamond Global Tracker ™ (MDGT ™) died last Saturday in a Paris clinic at the age of 65, local mass media say.
Laniado started to work in the diamond industry in his 20s and became immersed in studying the formation of diamond prices, as a result of which he accumulated a large body of data during the more than 40 years of observations, which allowed him to create and publish a price index for polished diamonds on a monthly basis. Mercury Diamond Global Tracker ™ has become an important source of pricing information for industry members, being based on real data from a wide range of diamond manufacturers, traders and retailers, thereby contributing to greater market transparency.
Laniado was the head and founder of a number of international businesses engaged in diamond exploration, mining, manufacturing, trade and consultancy in diamond capitals such as Mumbai, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong and New York.

Victoria Quiri, Correspondent of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished, Strasbourg