Young Diamantaires: We create initiatives for the benefit of diamond communities worldwide

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses recently launched its Young Diamantaires website. The organization has worked for the past four years with young members of the diamond community all over the world to create a platform through which they can express...

29 june 2020

Those who implement the right anti-crisis strategies have more chances

It is not surprising that because of the pandemic and the crisis, the most heated debate in the jewellery industry is about what is happening and the possible ways of survival. Irina Slesareva, an expert, art director of the Russian Diamond Line contest...

22 june 2020

The secondary diamond market in Russia is not mature although its prospects are huge

Pavel Barannik, the founder and head of the Moscow Gemological Laboratory, the founder of the Gemological Institute and President of the Moscow Diamond Club, graduated from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). He is an expert and consultant...

15 june 2020

Johan Erikson: The industry needs to spend more on advertising and marketing

First Element is a fully independent Diamond Services Company registered in Belgium, Botswana, South Africa and Dubai. First Element is committed to providing a world class diamond service aimed at adding value to the entire supply chain, from the daily...

08 june 2020

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

Lacloche exhibits its jewels in Paris

27 november 2019

Lacloche has opened and exhibition of its jewels, which takes place at L’ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts in Paris from October 23 to December 20, 2019, says the official site of the School. 
The Maison Lacloche was one of Paris’ celebrated jewelry houses from the Belle Époque period to the 1960s. 

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                    Image credit: School of Jewelry Arts

Established on the rue de la Paix in 1901, it also had boutiques in Madrid and London, as well as branches in Nice, Biarritz, San Sebastián, Cannes and Deauville.
Lacloche Frères, and later Jacques Lacloche, created jewelry for royalty: Queen Victoria of Spain, Edward VII of England, the kings of Greece and Siam, as well as for aristocratic figures such as the Duchess of Westminster, and even Hollywood stars like Grace Kelly.

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