“Lab-Grown Diamonds is probably the biggest scam this industry has ever seen,”: Leibish Polnauer, Founder-President, Leibish & Co.

An interesting story from the Leibish & Co takes you way back to the year 1979 when young Leibish Polnauer, then a diamond polisher, was travelling to London, having just found out that the factory at which he worked had been shut down. He found an advertisement...

24 june 2019

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...

17 june 2019

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

‘‘Space Pendant’’ by Pokrovsky Jewelry sold for 375,000 rubles

16 april 2019

The “Space Pendant” created by Pokrovsky Jewelry and which travelled to the space, was sold at a charity dinner-auction “The Space between us”, which was held in Moscow on April 10, the jewelry company reported. 

Image credit: Pokrovsky Jewelry

The gold talisman pendant from the Family Heirloom collection by Pokrovsky Jewelry has a movable mechanism which enables to set a gem in front of the desired zodiac sign.
In 2018, Russian cosmonaut Oleg Artemyev took the pendant as a talisman with him during his flight to the space and took a photo of the jewelry against the Earth.
The money from the sale of this jewelry will go to help children with cerebral palsy.
Gosha Kutsenko is the founder of the Step Together charity fund, which has been helping children with cerebral palsy since 2011.

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