African diamond firms on COVID-19 response, recent developments

Rough & Polished recently contacted several diamond producers and exploration companies with operations in Africa to establish how their operations were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and what they are doing to alleviate the impact. We also sought...


“Get Diamonds” platform will soon be available in Russian, Hindi, Arabic and any other languages as per demand from any countries

A first-generation diamantaire Yoram Dvash, currently serving as the Acting President at World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the President of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE), launched his diamond manufacturing and trading...

25 may 2020

Sustainability is the only way forward - Rahul Jauhari

Rahul Jauhari, Sr Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing, Star Rays, has forged ahead professionally for more than 14 years garnering experience in Business Development, Luxury Lifestyle Consultancy, Market Analysis, Global Fashion / Luxury trend...

18 may 2020

Keeping global supply chains functioning vital – De Beers

Diamond giant, De Beers has said that it is essential to keep global supply chains functioning in view of the substantial impact of Covid-19 on the industry. Group spokesperson David Johnson told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview...

11 may 2020

Gabon courts foreign investors to grow fledgling diamond sector

Diamond production in Gabon, which has been a member of the Kimberley Diamond Certification Process since 2018, is currently dominated by artisanal miners. The artisanal miners are producing about 300 carats per month, according to Gabon’s director of...

05 may 2020

DPA raises consumers’ awareness about diamonds

30 september 2019

dpa_logo.pngDiamond Producers Association announced that it launched several initiatives to address misconceptions about natural diamonds. 
For this purpose DPA has partnered with WWD, Bloomberg and In Store Magazine, which will feature articles and brochures with material about the diamond sector’s progress -  WWD has also produced «The Diamond Dossier» and In Store has issued «Total Clarity: How Diamonds Impact People and the Planet» to help consumers address the problem of conflict diamonds and the environmental footprint of diamond mining.
The Association also simplified the FTC Terminology Guidelines for natural and lab-grown diamonds. A 3-minute video made by Jewelers Vigilance Committee provides a full range of explications connected to this topic. 
To promote the rarity and value of natural stones DPA is launching its latest «Real is Rare. Real is a Diamond» campaign telling the natural diamond story. 
«The campaign showcases the genesis of a natural diamond, taking the viewer through its remarkable journey, ultimately becoming a piece of finished jewelry that will live on as an heirloom piece through countless generations.»
In addition to that, DPA offers free assets to download, share, order and customize on its portal
Moreover the association has introduced a research and insights corner to provide statistics on diamonds. 

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