“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

TaTe Diamonds - a Namibian diamond company specialized in Namibian rough

Armed with degrees in Economics and Commerce and an MBA - specialized in Strategic Planning & Business Development, taShi Shiimi-ya-Shiimi is an executive, possessing many years of global experience in Information Technology and Strategic Management...

27 april 2020

Putin bestows awards to miners, metallurgists and artists

30 october 2019
President Vladimir Putin issued a decree bestowing state awards of the Russian Federation to a group of people working in the country’s mining and metallurgical industries. Andrey Varichev, Chief Executive Officer of the Metalloinvest Management Company was awarded the Order of Honor for his great contribution to the development of domestic industry and many years of fruitful activity. The Orders of Friendship were awarded to Vladimir Streshinsky, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Metalloinvest and Andrey Grachev, Department Director at the Norilsk Nickel Metals and Mining Company.
Also, the Presidential Decree dated October 28, 2019 awarded the Order of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called to composer Alexandra Pakhmutova, and the Orders for Merit to the Fatherland of II Class to artists Alisa Freindlikh and Oleg Basilashvili.

Victoria Quiri, Correspondent of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished, Strasbourg