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

Sotheby’s Magnificient Jewels & Jadeite auction sale in HK records $38.34 mln

08 october 2019

At the Sotheby’s auction of Magnificient Jewels and Jadeite held in Hong Kong on 7 October 2019, the total sales recorded was about $38.34 mln. 

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Some rare and exceptional fancy colour diamonds took the spotlight at this autumn’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite auction. The sale presented three very remarkable stones: a superb 10.64-carat fancy vivid purplish-pink diamond of internally flawless clarity, an important 6.01-carat fancy vivid blue diamond, and a magnificent 80.88-carat D-color, flawless diamond. 
Also, a symphony of jewels by Chinese American designer, Anna Hu, showcases an impressive 100.02 carat fancy intense yellow diamond necklace, inspired by the Pipa, a traditional Chinese musical instrument. Notable gemstones include an 11.88-carat Burmese ruby ring by famed jeweller Raymond Yard, among other timeless creations.

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