Demand will pick up once the season starts

N Anantha Padmanaban took charge as the Chairman of the All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) in January 2019. He has immense hopes and confidence in the Indian jewellery sector. His motto is to ‘ensure that after the day’s business...

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Prospects for discovering new diamond deposits in the Arkhangelsk Province are far from exhausted

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07 october 2019

Botswana Diamonds eyes expansion of Thorny River to include Marsfontein – Campbell

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Diamond knife and tender system: The tight-fisted paying twice?

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23 september 2019

Didier Giard: Stiff competition among the diamantaires is one of the factors of the price war

On September 9, 2019, the French Association of Gemmology (l’Association Française de Gemmologie, AFG) held its regular Paris Gemmological Rendez-Vous. Its organizer, Didier Giar, the head of the AFG kindly agreed to answer questions from Rough&Polished...

16 september 2019

TAGS to hold rough diamond tender from 16 to 21 July at DDE

09 july 2019
Trans Atlantic Gem Sales (TAGS) will be holding a rough diamond tender in Dubai at the Dubai Diamond Exchange in the Almas Tower from the 16th July to the 21st July 2019.

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Image credit: TAGS


Two regular productions from South Africa and Angola will again be presented. All materials are of high quality and high colour and contain a significant number of large single stones and exceptional specials.
TAGS is expecting in the region of 20,000 carats of South African goods and 10,000 carats of Angolan goods across a full range of sizes. The event should have a combined value in excess of $30m, however final details will soon be forthcoming from the producers.
Interested parties can contact bookings@transatlanticgemsales.com at their earliest convenience to schedule an appointment. The full event schedule for 2019 is listed on the Trans Atlantic Gem Sales website (www.transatlanticgemsales.com).

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