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...


“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

AWDC organizes the third Antwerp Summer University

06 may 2019

awdc_logo.pngThe Antwerp World Diamond Centre together with the University of Antwerp will organize from 26 August to 6 September its third Antwerp Summer University (ASU), From Mine to Finger.
The ASU program offers a deep dive into the world of diamonds, based on an introductory module covering all aspects of the Diamond Pipeline and a specialized module focusing on innovation and sustainability in the industry. The course includes fascinating site visits, lectures and workshops by internationally-renowned academics and professionals.
The summer school is designed for final year Bachelor and Master students from various disciplines, as well as young professionals and researchers interested in deepening their knowledge about diamonds and the diamond industry. 

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