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

Forevermark India hosts 8th Edition of ‘Forevermark Forum’ in Bengaluru

12 july 2019

Forevermark of De Beers Group hosted the 8th Edition of the Forevermark Forum for all its authorised jewellers, diamantaires and manufacturers from around the world in Bengaluru from 9 to 11 July, 2019, celebrating a new theme: ‘Be Limitless’ says a press note from the company.
The Forevermark Forum was attended by key industry influencers, retail chain owners and independent jewellers from the industry. Discussions revolved around diversity in thought, culture, design and innovation.

        Image credit: Forevermark

Speaking on the occasion, Stephen Lussier,Chairman Foevermark said, “As technology, artistry and innovation change rapidly, our perennial goal at Forevermark has been to develop the present, and adapt to the future. Our partners will witness unique retail innovations that will enable and empower them to work with the leaders of the industry.”
Sachin Jain, President, Forevermark-India, added, “The Forevermark Forum has remained a key event for leading the diamond industry to new heights. It gives us the opportunity to work closely with our partners and grow our business multi-fold. When we work together, the future is limitless.”
Using interactive displays and retail innovations, Forevermark displayed all its programs for consumers and retailers. The key highlights showcased at the Forum were Diamond Acquisition Study; Credential Campaign 2.0; The Forevermark Bridal Collection; Trends 2019, Consumer Collections; Half Carat; Tribute; Traditional Setting; Retail Programmes; The Black Label; 
100 Carat Collection; Exceptionals;  Red Carpet; Circle of Trust; Designer Campaigns; The Zanyah™ collection; The Diamond Prism; Social Café ; Gamification in Retail; Mind Reader; and Tribute Kiosk.

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