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...

14 october 2019

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

ALMAZINTECH is engaged in technical auditing and comprehensive assessment of activities performed by exploration, diamond mining and gold mining businesses in Russia and other countries, as well as carries out research and development. It employs highly...

07 october 2019

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

Botswana Diamonds, which has a 40% stake in Thorny River, through Vutomi, said there are plans to expand the project located in South Africa to include Marsfontein once a mining permit for the latter has been awarded. Company managing director James...

30 september 2019

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

LLC Kristalin is the only company in Russia that manufactures microsurgical diamond blades for domestic healthcare that meet international requirements and are used in ophthalmology, neurosurgery and plastic surgery. Mikhail Zhiltsov, the company’s Deputy...

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

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