The diamond business is yet bright and has a good future in the coming days

Hitesh Patel, Managing Director of Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd., joined the family business in 1997 to help his father Laljibhai Patel, the founder of Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd. Egged on by its success, Hitesh set up the overseas presence of...


The talk around LGDs is all hype

As a teenager, Luca Luterbacher began to design and manufacture single pieces and individual items for wealthy private family friends from Switzerland and Lichtenstein. In 2017, he finally invested in his own luxury trademark "Luterbacher."...

12 august 2019

Correct adjustment of advertising is the major challenge

At the recent Amberforum held in the Baltic city of Svetlogorsk, Andrey Yanchevsky, Head of the trade representation of the LA VIVION jewelery company shared his opinion with the correspondent of Rough&Polished on the state and prospects of the jewellery...

05 august 2019

Small-scale diamond mining is the future in Botswana – Leon Daniels

Pangolin Diamonds, which is currently the most active diamond exploration company in Botswana, has called upon authorities in the southern African country to include diamonds into the minerals permit for small scale mining operations. Pangolin chief...

29 july 2019

“There has been a strict policy in Israel against LGDs; have been forbidden on IDE trading floor for years.”: Aviel Elia, Managing Director- IDI

Aviel Elia, an attorney by profession, has served as Legal Adviser and Company Secretary of IDI since 2013. As a key member of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) management team, he has been involved in developing company strategy and negotiating...

22 july 2019

Russia to organise a jewellery hub

16 may 2019

During the Sakha-Japanese seminar, held on May 14 in Yakutsk, Anna Ivanova, Seybiem CEO, presented an infrastructure project to create a jewellery and cutting cluster in the Industrial Park Kangalassi, according to
The project was developed by Almazergienbank, Seybiem’s head company, back in 2017.
“The jewellery and cutting hub among 24 investment projects was included in the state program of Social and economic development of the Far East and the Baikal region. We signed the corresponding agreement with the Ministry of the Russian Federation on the development of the Far East at the IV Eastern Economic Forum, which was held in 2018 in Vladivostok,” she said.
Ana Ivanova was also quoted by the agency as saying that the diamond center will contribute to the development of diamond cutting sector and the jewellery industry in the republic.
She added that Russian diamond mining companies should develop the diamond processing sector in order to get more value added from the production of diamonds and jewelery in the country and promote the export of finished goods to the international markets.
The center is scheduled to be inaugurated in autumn 2019.

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