Unifying role is the main objective of the National Gemological Association

Yuri Shelementiev runs the Gemological Centre (GC) at the Moscow State University and is a president of the National Gemological Association (NGA) uniting the gemologists of Russia. The head of the MSU’ GC and the NGA answered the R&P’s...

15 july 2019

“Our goal is to bring clarity to the offering of Lab Grown Diamonds”, asserts Chris Casey, President, Lab Grown Diamond Council

Chris Casey is a 15-year veteran of the diamond and jewelry industry.  Chris also has extensive experience in market research as Founding Managing Director of the NPD Diamond and Diamond Jewelry Service where his responsibility included the...

08 july 2019

Dr. Michael S. Krzemnicki: Our dedication to scientific research is an important foundation to our expertise

Dr. Michael S. Krzemnicki, PhD, Director of the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF, in an interview with R&P told about the activities and plans of one of the world's leading Gemological laboratories specializing in scientific research of diamonds...

01 july 2019

“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

Masterpiece London 2019 started at the Royal Hospital Chelsea

01 july 2019

Masterpiece London, which started on 27 June and will run to 3 July 2019, is an art fair at which visitors can view and buy the finest works of art, design, furniture and jewellery - from antiquity to the present day, according to the official site of the fair.
More than 150 international exhibitors are showcasing their masterpieces across every major market discipline.
The highlights of the 2019’s edition are Tudor Rose Diamond Edwardian Tiara studded with diamonds featuring five Tudor roses as well as the Second Empire Coral and Gold Diadem, as per a report in standard.co.uk. 

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Moussaieff Jewellers, which collections also exhibit some of the most unique, exceptional coloured gemstones, is presented at stand D20.
Van Cleef & Arpels will showcase its Heritage collection and contemporary High Jewelry at the Masterpiece London Art Fair. The company will take part in the show for the fifth consecutive year.
The visitors will be able to appreciate the works of Robert Phillips and Carlo Giuliano at Bentley & Skinner’s stand as well as recent works by Verdura Jewellery and Herz-Belperron.


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