Diamex Lab: Our technology allows you to trace the history of the origin of each stone

Gleb Sverdlov, CEO of Diamex Lab told Rough & Polished in his interview below about the development of IT technologies for the market of rough and polished diamonds and jewelry.

17 february 2020

The future of the market goes hand in hand with gemology

After 2019, a challenging year for the global diamond industry, we asked Yuri Shelementyev, head of the Moscow State University (MSU) Gemmological Center and president of the National Gemological Association (NGA), to share his views...

10 february 2020

Diamond industry in healthier position going into 2020

The diamond industry is in a healthier position going into 2020 due to actions taken last year, according to De Beers. Group spokesperson David Johnson told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that the actions taken included reducing rough diamond production...

03 february 2020

Ethical sourcing and Diamonds Standards Organization

The diamond sector is ready to embrace a new decade and overcome some of its historical challenges. Ethical sourcing has proven to be undoubtedly one of the main aspects that industry professionals need to address. Antonio Cecere, President of Geneva...

27 january 2020

Ali Pastorini: Challenges make us think out of the box and be closer to customers

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together more than 1,000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

20 january 2020

Israeli diamond industry looks forward to promising HK Show

22 august 2019
idi_logo.pngDespite the unrest in Hong Kong, the Israel Diamond Institute, organizer of the Israel Diamond Pavilion at the upcoming September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, is expecting a successful show, according to a press release from IDI.
IDI representatives said that they have been assured by the show organizers that that they are prepared for every contingency and that the exhibition will not be affected.
IDI Chairman Boaz Moldawsky said, “Despite the unrest in Hong Kong and a slowdown in the Chinese market we are cautiously optimistic about the show, which remains one of the most important trade events of the year. I am glad that we will have a major presence at the show, 75 exhibitors in all, and I am certain that our pavilion will attract a large amount of traffic. I am hopeful that the large amount of buyers expected will translate into positive business results for our members,” he said.

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