MIUZ Diamonds - diamonds with a century of history

Moscow Jewellery Factory (MIUZ) has always been famous for its craftsmen winning prizes and obtaining the diplomas of “the best enterprise in the jewellery trade”. One of the oldest factories in Russia has two interesting news: about its recent...


Lab-grown diamonds and jewellery are the future, says Liu

As the founder of the Diamond Little Star® brand, Liu Jiangjiang is actively involved in various business activities. He founded the Lab Grown Diamond Research Centre and the Lab Grown Diamond Club in China. At the same time, he is also the General Counsel...

14 june 2021

Pandora’s endorsement of lab-grown stones will not devalue natural diamonds – Zimnisky

Jewellery retailer Pandora recently announced that it will no longer purchase natural diamonds as it had switched to lab-grown diamonds. However, diamond market analyst Paul Zimnisky told Rough&Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that...

07 june 2021

“The volume of Forevermark diamonds that we drive through Indian partners is much higher than in other parts of the world,” says Sachin Jain

Sachin Jain has been a part of the Indian arm of De Beers that dates back to 2010 when he came on board as Head of Retail. In year 2014 he took over as President of Forevermark and today he is the Managing Director of De Beers, India. His single-minded...

31 may 2021

GSI's new Jaipur office to specialize in colored gemstones

Gemological Science International (GSI) has opened a new laboratory in Jaipur, India. Since this state is the capital of colored gemstones, the laboratory will have a dedicated division specializing in colored gemstone geographical origin and...

24 may 2021

China’s NGTC and Sarine sign strategic framework

18 september 2019
news_18092019_ngtc_sarine.pngSarine Technologies Ltd, has signed a strategic framework with the National Gemstone Testing Center (NGTC), the Gems & Jewelry Administrative Center, the leading gemological laboratory in China, at NGTC’s headquarters in Beijing, on September 16, 2019.
The strategic framework aims to advance diamond grading standards to the highest level of accuracy and consistency, by utilizing NGTC’s extensive gemological research and diamond testing expertise together with Sarine's developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI).
The cooperation also aims to set new standards for light performance grading, diamond traceability and fingerprinting as well asdigital solutions suitable for the retail diamond trade in China. In addition both companies will explore possibilities for development of technology for gems and jewelry.

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Image credit: Sarine

Zhi Bin Ye, NGTC's President, commented, “NGTC and Sarine have a very good foundation for cooperation on diamond cut grading and we are very glad to strengthen our partnership. We expect the cooperation to achieve this soon, bringing better service to enterprises and consumers, for the benefit of the entire diamond industry.”
David Block, CEO of the Sarine Group, stated, “Sarine is honored to collaborate on new standards with an organization such as NGTC, a world leading authority in gem research and grading. We value NGTC’s commitment to excellence and its ongoing drive to be at the forefront of innovation.We believe we can jointly create a new level of discourse at the retail level to benefit the entire diamond industry.”

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