“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

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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

Richard Mille creates sapphire-set watches

12 march 2019

Richard Mille, the company that produces exclusive watches, decided to replace precious metals in the creation of watches with sapphires, according to fr.worldtempus.com.

                                Image credit: Richard Mille/ instagram

It takes more than 40 days to create a sapphire base for the watch, the report says.
‘‘Daring technique, exquisite beauty, with the latest development of the RM 07-02 gemset coloured sapphire the brand always continues to deepen its expertise,’’ the company said on its Instagram page. 
Th watches will be available in green, pink and blue colours. Such colour diversity has become possible due to the latest high-end technologies that allow to study the structure of sapphire crystals.

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