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...

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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

Lab Grown Diamond Council formed in NY

17 may 2019
The Lab Grown Diamond Council (LGDC) was launched on 16, May 2019 in New York. The Mission of the LGDC is to develop and implement a multi-tiered, international communications program designed to increase the awareness of, knowledge about, and demand for Lab Grown Diamonds, says press note from LGDC.
“Many leading companies in the Lab Grown market have approached me over the last year regarding the need for focused, research based messaging on Advocacy, Communications and Education of the unique offering of Lab Grown Diamonds,” said Michael Barlerin, Chairman of the LGDC. “The LGDC creates the platform to both develop and deliver on these needs,” he added.
LGDC is launching a series of new initiatives in support of the Lab Grown Diamond market. These efforts include research services, focusing both on retail performance and consumer attitudes; social media consumer outreach; and the clarification, with third party verification, of industry sustainability.
LGDC Membership is open to all companies active or contemplating entry into the Lab Grown Diamond Market. Membership categories include Producers, consisting of both Growers and Equipment Manufacturers, Suppliers, Retailers, and Associates. “LGDC has been established to create a unified voice to maximize the growth of Lab Grown Diamonds,” said Chris Casey, President of LGDC. “Our intent is to provide Members with the tools they need to continue to drive the growth of this revolutionary product.”

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