Demand will pick up once the season starts

N Anantha Padmanaban took charge as the Chairman of the All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) in January 2019. He has immense hopes and confidence in the Indian jewellery sector. His motto is to ‘ensure that after the day’s business...

14 october 2019

Prospects for discovering new diamond deposits in the Arkhangelsk Province are far from exhausted

ALMAZINTECH is engaged in technical auditing and comprehensive assessment of activities performed by exploration, diamond mining and gold mining businesses in Russia and other countries, as well as carries out research and development. It employs highly...

07 october 2019

Botswana Diamonds eyes expansion of Thorny River to include Marsfontein – Campbell

Botswana Diamonds, which has a 40% stake in Thorny River, through Vutomi, said there are plans to expand the project located in South Africa to include Marsfontein once a mining permit for the latter has been awarded. Company managing director James...

30 september 2019

Diamond knife and tender system: The tight-fisted paying twice?

LLC Kristalin is the only company in Russia that manufactures microsurgical diamond blades for domestic healthcare that meet international requirements and are used in ophthalmology, neurosurgery and plastic surgery. Mikhail Zhiltsov, the company’s Deputy...

23 september 2019

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

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