The diamond business is yet bright and has a good future in the coming days

Hitesh Patel, Managing Director of Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd., joined the family business in 1997 to help his father Laljibhai Patel, the founder of Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd. Egged on by its success, Hitesh set up the overseas presence of...

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The talk around LGDs is all hype

As a teenager, Luca Luterbacher began to design and manufacture single pieces and individual items for wealthy private family friends from Switzerland and Lichtenstein. In 2017, he finally invested in his own luxury trademark "Luterbacher."...

12 august 2019

Correct adjustment of advertising is the major challenge

At the recent Amberforum held in the Baltic city of Svetlogorsk, Andrey Yanchevsky, Head of the trade representation of the LA VIVION jewelery company shared his opinion with the correspondent of Rough&Polished on the state and prospects of the jewellery...

05 august 2019

Small-scale diamond mining is the future in Botswana – Leon Daniels

Pangolin Diamonds, which is currently the most active diamond exploration company in Botswana, has called upon authorities in the southern African country to include diamonds into the minerals permit for small scale mining operations. Pangolin chief...

29 july 2019

“There has been a strict policy in Israel against LGDs; have been forbidden on IDE trading floor for years.”: Aviel Elia, Managing Director- IDI

Aviel Elia, an attorney by profession, has served as Legal Adviser and Company Secretary of IDI since 2013. As a key member of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) management team, he has been involved in developing company strategy and negotiating...

22 july 2019

World Diamond Congress: WFDB-IDMA joint plenary slated for Nov 2020 in Hong Kong

22 july 2019
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) have announced that the next World Diamond Congress will be held in Hong Kong from November 2-5, 2020. In a joint statement, WFDB President Ernie Blom and IDMA President Ronnie VanderLinden said: "We are very pleased that we have been able to close the dates for the World Diamond Congress which takes place every two years.”
Commenting on the Congress, Ernie Blom said:” I would like to thank Lawrence Ma, President of the Hong Kong Diamond Bourse, for the invitation to host the WFDB and IDMA. I am sure they will do a fantastic job in hosting us all. I would ask members of our organisations, as well participants from other areas of the diamond industry, to please make a note of these important dates as the World Diamond Congress is a very important event where sensitive industry topics are debated with global input and decisions made."
Calling upon IDMA officials to attend the World Diamond Congress Ronnie VanderLinden said: "The midstream of the diamond pipeline is under the greatest pressure that it has experienced for many years. It is vital that we have a full attendance, with members from across the world, to discuss this challenge and how we go forward."

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