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...


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

Today’s customer needs an offer of something unique that others do not have

Oksana Senatorova is the publisher of the Jewelry Trade Navigator magazine and the founder of the Jewellery Business Academy.
She graduated from I. M. Sechenov Medical Academy and the Faculty of Psychology of Lomonosov Moscow State University...

09 january 2020

Inventories accumulated by De Beers, ALROSA to put ceiling on prices near-term even if demand substantially picks up – Zimnisky

As we are in the last month of 2019, it is prudent to examine what the diamond industry went through and the possible trajectory in the upcoming year. Industry expert, Paul Zimnisky spoke with Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa to discuss this and other...

30 december 2019

Empowering customers and engaging more with our stakeholders is the new Mission

The unassuming Govindbhai Laljibhai Dholakia, Chairman, Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt Ltd (SRK) is not just an ace businessman but a noted philanthropist. He has contributed immensely to social welfare with special focus on education … a noteworthy...

23 december 2019

ALROSA intends to launch a new diamond brand - report

11 september 2019

alrosa_logo.jpgALROSA is considering launching a new brand, Luminous Diamonds, which will sell fluorescent diamonds. The company took this step in hope to create an additional niche for diamond products in the market, reports citing TASS agency.
“ALROSA plans to launch the Luminous Diamonds brand in early 2020. We hope that this will create a new niche in the diamond jewelry market and increase demand from a younger audience,” the company's press center was quoted as saying.
Currently, the Russian diamond mining company is reportedly holding negotiations with several jewelry retailers.
They are expected to offer their fluorescent diamonds for sale by the new brand.

Victoria Quiri, Correspondent of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished, Strasbourg