Botswana mining industry players speak on speculative exploration licences

Speculative mineral exploration licences was a recurring theme from presentations made by three players in Botswana mining industry at a conference convened in Gaborone. The country has issued thousands of exploration licences, across the mining industry...


Design is the key to all markets

Besides being an astute businessman, Mumbai-born Laksh Pahuja is a designer par excellence known globally for his awe-inspiring unusual jewellery pieces. Trained at the Gemological Institute of India and Harrow College of Art England, Laksh combines...

10 june 2019

Mutual mass destruction will not serve anybody’s purposes

The recent moves by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), including its letters urging some companies to abide to the revised edition of FTC Jewelry Guides and the explanations from FTC attorney Robert Frisby posted on the FTC website were...

03 june 2019

Pavel Sokolov: Every stone has its beauty

THE ‘GEMSTONES BY SOKOLOV’ brand has been popular for over 25 years. The aim of this company is to supply any kind of gem studs to the Russian market including the unique ones except diamonds of any cut. The product range by the SOKOLOV Company is very...

27 may 2019

“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

AIGS Lab launches app to verify its gemstone reports

19 march 2019

aigs_logo.pngThe AIGS Lab has launched an app that can verify AIGS gemstone reports, creating additional protection for customers.
Customers who download the app may scan their report in order to verify that it is genuine. Third-party QR code scanners can no longer verify AIGS reports.
“This new app is necessary in order to protect our customers,” said AIGS Chairman Kennedy Ho. 
“This is the most secure way to verify our reports from now on. I urge our customers to download the app for free on their smartphones, so that they can be absolutely certain that their report is genuine.’’
The app can verify the following AIGS reports: AIGS Master Gemstone Report (MGR and MGRS), AIGS Full Report, AIGS Diamond Report, AIGS Master Jade Report (MJR), and AIGS Brief Report.

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