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

GJSCI announces First Indian Jewellery Excellence Symposium in Mumbai

28 november 2019

The Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India will be hosting the first Indian Jewellery Excellence Symposium in Mumbai as per an announcement made by the Council recently.
The scheduled sessions include the future in designing using CAD, blockchain technology and upskilling bench skills to reach global standards
The two-day meeting will include sessions on different on management, skill and technical subjects. The confirmed speakers include designer Deidre Featherstone, Tracr General Manager Jim Duffey and jeweller Jeff Kantra.
The Indian Jewellery Excellence Symposium will take place on January 8-9 at the Leela Mumbai hotel.

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