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

Chow Tai Fook shines at the Asian Excellence Award 2019

04 july 2019

chow_tai_kook_logo.pngChow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd won four accolades at the 9th Asian Excellence Award 2019 organized by Corporate Governance Asia, as per a report in Jewellerynet.com.
The Asian Excellence Award is designed to bestow achievements and excellence in management acumen, investor relations, financial performance, corporate social responsibility and environmental practices.
Chow Tai Fook was bestowed with the following recognitions: 
-Asiaʼs Best CEO (Investor Relations) for Kent Wong, managing director;
-Asiaʼs Best CFO (Investor Relations) for Hamilton Cheng, Finance and Operations and joint company secretary;
-Best Investor Relations Company (Hong Kong); and Best Investor Relations Professional for Danita On, director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communications.
Kent Wong, Chow Tai Fook’s Managing Director, remarked, “These awards underscore our relentless effort in corporate governance and investor relations. From the board’s point of view, engaging with a wider range of stakeholders helps to identify emerging trends of business opportunities so as to foster high-quality strategy and customer-centric business model.”

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