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...

01 june 2020

“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

BDB’s ‘Bharat Diamond Week’ & GJEPC’s ‘India Diamond Week’ to be held simultaneously next week

07 october 2019

The Bharat Diamond Week takes place at the bourse from October 14 to 16, while the GJEPC will be holding its 3rd India Diamond Week Buyer-Seller Meet in Mumbai from October 15-17. According to The Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB), the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) will get more opportunities to sell diamonds because the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council's (GJEPC) has organized the Buyer-Seller Meet during the same time as the Bharat Diamond Week (BDW).
Bharat Diamond Bourse Vice-President Mehul Shah, who heads the Bharat Diamond Week, said: "I compliment GJEPC for organising the buyers-sellers meet at the same time. This week of events will create more activity which will be to the benefit of the entire Indian diamond industry. The GJEPC event will help all our diamantaires, and especially the SMEs, who need assistance at this challenging time. "I am sure that these two special events, taking place at more or less the same time, will create a great deal of excitement and many business opportunities. We are delighted to welcome all GJEPC guests to the Bharat Diamond Bourse. Their entry to Bharat Diamond Week will be smoothly organised." 
BDB President Anoop Mehta is also upbeat about the two large events taking place in Mumbai. "The Bharat Diamond Bourse and the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council are the two largest and most important organisations representing our trade in India and promoting it abroad. I am very happy that these two events will be taking place during the same week,” said Mehta.

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