We live in a new dimension of environmental responsibility carried by business

In mid-October, Moscow hosted the VIII Ecological Forum attended by representatives from the State, large industrial companies, scientific and public organizations. The forum delegates discussed the issues related to finding a balance between the socio-economic...


De Beers’ GemFair delivering ‘positive impacts’ to ASM sector in Sierra Leone – David Johnson

GemFair, a pilot project developed by De Beers to create a secure and transparent route to market ethically sourced artisanal and small-scale mined (ASM) diamonds, is already delivering “important positive impacts” in Sierra Leone. Group head...

11 november 2019

Belgian-quality diamond boiling in Dubai from TRIGEM

Born in New York, David Zabinsky is CEO & Co-Founder of TRIGEM, an independent diamond service provider in Dubai. Before TRIGEM, David was Manager at Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone, where he was responsible for securing North and South American investment...

05 november 2019

Pavel Shelkov: "Our project is an attempt to fit Russia into the global trend and create a new private company in the diamond industry"

At the end of September, Moscow hosted the Second Annual Conference, "Gold and Diamond Mining Companies of Russia and Europe." The audience showed great interest to the presentation made by diamond geologist Pavel Shelkov of Almazy Zapolyarya...

28 october 2019

The team that turns sleeping stones into beautiful polished diamonds

Maxim Zemlyakov is the Director General of ADMS OOO, a company cutting and polishing natural and synthetic diamonds in Oryol. He has been the Director General of Oryol-ALROSA since 2007. Before heading it, he worked as a grinder, cutter, instructor...

21 october 2019

IGJME-Surat slated for November 28 in Surat

30 october 2019

The second edition of the India Gem & Jewellery Machinery Expo (IGJME) scheduled for November 28 at the Surat International Exhibition and Convention Centre in Surat, is expected to attract nearly 6,000 trade visitors from across the country.
The B2B show is organised by The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and the Surat Diamond Association (SDA). With 85 exhibitors from India and abroad spread across 135 stalls, the show has grown in size since the first edition. Attendees will include jewellery manufacturers from key centres such as Surat, Rajkot, Mumbai, Jaipur, Coimbatore, Cochin, Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi.
During the three-day show, there will be five seminars covering key developments and opportunities in the industry with topics ranging from government policies for the sector to different aspects of lab-grown diamonds as well as marketing and merchandising in the digital and internet age.

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