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

“The industry is under some pressure, and as we all know, diamonds are formed under great pressure!”, says Dr Martin Leake

A veteran in the field of precious stones, Dr Martin Leake a doctorate geologist had worked for 22 years with BHP Billiton; and also set up a world-class marketing unit for Grib Diamonds in Antwerp. Later, as an Independent Consultant, Dr Martin Leake...

09 september 2019

Recovery of diamond industry within a year if end-consumer demand holds – Zimnisky

An independent diamond industry analyst and consultant said the natural diamond industry will be in a better position within a year time if end-consumer demand holds. Paul Zimnisky, CFA told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview...

02 september 2019

Working according to one’s weaknesses and strengths

Canon Jhaveri grew up watching his diamond-dealer father and uncle working with diamonds. The sparkles of the diamonds fascinated the young boy, who became more intrigued every time he visited his father’s office. After graduating in 2002, Canon Jhaveri...

26 august 2019

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...

19 august 2019

IDMA, DDE, DPA to organize ‘diamond detection and identification technology’ roadshow at Presidents’ Meeting

10 september 2019

A roadshow of the current ‘diamond identification and detection technology’ will be staged during the 21st Presidents meeting scheduled for September 23-25 in Dubai by the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) and Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE), the organizers and hosts of the 21st Presidents’ Meeting.
During the roadshow, which is supported by the Diamond Producers Association (DPA), delegates and participants will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience with the identification and detection equipment and tools for lab-grown diamonds., IDMA Secretary-General Matthew Schamroth says: “The topic is on the agenda of both IDMA and the WFDB, and the various aspects of the challenges posed by LGDs will be discussed in detail. Since the leadership of almost all the diamond manufacturing and trading centers will be gathering for the Presidents’ Meeting, we reached out to companies and organizations to come and present their services. The showcase of screening and detection technologies will be an important step in the right direction,”
Maryam Al Hashemi, Director of Precious Metals & Stones, DMCC says: “This is a great opportunity for manufacturers and distributors of diamond detection, screening and identification equipment and tools to showcase their abilities. Even more so because on the day following the Presidents’ Meeting, on September 26, around 300 industry leaders and decision-makers will participate in the Dubai Diamond Conference in Almas Tower.”
Interested parties are requested to contact Martin Leake at martin.leake@dmcc.ae.
To register for the 21st Presidents' Meeting, go here: http://landing.dmcc.ae/presidents-meeting-2019.

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