Part 2: KPCSC wants Russia to help end impasse on new definition of conflict diamonds

In the first installment of this two-part exclusive interview with Shamiso Mtisi, the coordinator of the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC), we focused on illegal diamond mining in the continent and where the contraband ends up...

25 october 2021

Part 1: KPCSC gives insight into illegal diamond mining, trading in Africa

Although the diamond watchdog Kimberley Process (KP) prides itself for significantly reducing the flow of conflict goods since its establishment in 2003, the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC) alleged that illegal diamond...

18 october 2021

The jewelry industry in Russia needs to be upgraded in a serious way

Dina Nasyrova is a vice-president of the International Jewelry Exhibition-Congress J-1 recently hosted by the Atrium of Gostiny Dvor in Moscow. As a partner and the Muse of the famous jeweler Ilgiz Fazulzyanov, she actively participated in the preparation...

11 october 2021

Smiling Rocks, a philanthropic business model, inspires companies to work for betterment of the world

Zulu Ghevriya, the CEO and Co-Founder of Smiling Rocks, Founder of Vedantti Jewellery and Managing Director of Prism Group has been in the diamond and jewellery industry for over 20 years. Zulu started his business, Prism Group, as a natural diamond...

04 october 2021

Work hard and you will find success

Eduard Utkin, Director General of the “Jewellers’ Guild of Russia” Association, expert of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Committee on Precious Metals and Precious Stones, told R&P about implementing the SIIS PMPS (State Integrated Information...

27 september 2021

Rapaport’s second trade mission to Surat proves fruitful

22 january 2020

Rapaport_logo.pngThe Rapaport Trade Mission to Surat, India attracted a strong group of international diamantaires and jewelers from the US, Belgium, Botswana, Australia, South Africa, Switzerland, and China. The mission provided participants with an unprecedented opportunity to meet and interact with local diamond cutters, dealers and market makers in the world’s largest diamond cutting center, says a press release from RAPAPORT.
The Mission created an educational experience with visits to high-tech factories in Surat and the Mahidharpura Street market. Over one hundred diamond manufacturers & dealers joined the event where connections were made and business relationships established.
Martin Rapaport, Chairman of the Rapaport Group said: “The Rapaport Group encourages greater communication between all sectors of the diamond trade. We were delighted to host our second trade mission to Surat which gave participants an unprecedented opportunity to directly interact with the Surat diamond community including small, medium and large-scale companies. The trip encouraged the development of mutually beneficial relationships based on a greater understanding of Surat’s important role in the diamond industry.” 

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