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...


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

‘Dubai has proven to be a great port for diamond tenders’

Stargems, which was established by Shailesh Javeri in 1981, has been involved in the trading of rough diamonds and is now also into manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing, tendering of diamonds and diamond jewellery. Although, the company has operations...

16 december 2019

Ex-chief of Mir mine committed suicide in pre-trial detention center in Yakutia

08 october 2019
The former head of the Mir mine, Alexey Burkser was found dead in the pre-trial detention center in Yakutia, RIA Novosti was told by the media communication service of the Federal Penitentiary Service Regional Departments and the Investigative Committee of Russia.
According to preliminary data, the death was non-violent: Burkser committed suicide, the agency said.
The Investigative Department for High-Priority Cases of the Investigative Committee has started an inquiry.
Alexey Burkser, as well as Alexander Mann, the former acting Chief Engineer of Mir were arrested on Monday.
According to investigators, Burkser and Mann may be guilty of the death of eight miners at ALROSA’s Mir mine in 2017.
As it was established by the Investigative Committee, the Mir mine managers knew that the dam had been broken through on the day of the tragedy, but they did not stop operations and did not take the workers out of the danger zone when water started to flood the mine.
The detainees were charged under the third part of Article 216 of the Russian Federation Criminal Code, “Violation of safety rules during mining operations resulting in the death of eight persons and causing serious damage due to negligence.”