Academician Pokhilenko: The situation with rough diamonds in the Russian Federation will start changing for the worse as early as 2025

Nikolai Petrovich Pokhilenko, Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Deputy Chairman of the Siberian Branch (SB) of the RAS, Scientific Director of the Institute of Geology and Mineralogy of the SB of the RAS, is a prominent...

11 january 2021

Ilgiz Fazulzyanov: For a creator, the quarantine is the time to work on future masterpieces

Ilgiz Fazulzyanov is a successful and internationally recognized jewellery designer. He received his academic art education in Kazan and moved to Moscow in the 1990s where he lives and works now. His brand, Ilgiz F., is well known among true connoisseurs...

04 january 2021

Botswana Diamonds keen to mine KX36 kimberlite if found commercial

Botswana Diamonds intends to mine the KX36 kimberlite, which it recently acquired from Petra Diamonds if found commercial. The high-grade KX36 kimberlite pipe is part of the three Prospecting Licenses in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana...

28 december 2020

‘We expect to completely open the Bourse for business by Q1 of the Year 2022,’ assures Vallabhbhai Patel, Chairman, SDB

Vallabhbhai Patel, Chairman of the Surat Diamond Bourse, dreamed of building the world’s largest commercial building in Surat for the Indian diamond industry. He conceptualized the ‘Surat Diamond Bourse’ (SDB), which is set to redefine...

21 december 2020

An opportunity to show your products and occupy your niche

Recently, GOLDNET.MARKET, the first jewellery wholesale marketplace, appeared on the Russian jewellery market. Vladimir Pilyushin, one of the founders of GOLDNET.MARKET, editor-in-chief of the ‘Russkyi Yuvelir’ (Russian Jeweller) magazine...

14 december 2020

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