Consumers attracted to diamond jewelry more than ever

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of Del Lima Jewelry and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together more than 1,000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

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WDC actively supports initiatives from mine to retail; and also strives for support for the artisanal and small-scale miners - Edward Asscher, President, World Diamond Council

A member of one of the diamond industry and Amsterdam’s most well-known families, Edward Asscher was elected President of the World Diamond Council in June 2020 for a two-year term. Asscher is serving a second time as WDC President, having led the organization...

14 september 2020

Diamonds are one of the few things that have held human fascination in every nook and cranny of the world across time

Dr Usha R. Balakrishnan, a preeminent historian of Indian jewellery based in Mumbai, is Chief Curator of the World Diamond Museum. Being the author and co-author of several volumes of Diamonds Across Time, a new book and an important venture launched...

11 september 2020

Botswana Diamonds to bulk sample KX36 kimberlite, sees commercial potential

Botswana Diamonds recently acquired Petra Diamonds’ exploration assets in Botswana for $300000. The assets that were owned by Petra through its wholly-owned Sekaka Diamonds Exploration, include the KX36 project, a 3.5 hectare kimberlite that was a new...

07 september 2020

Indian diamond industry looks for recovery options

Webinars being the order of the day due to COVID-19 crisis, the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India organized a virtual meeting under its UNCUT 2020 Webinar series on 17 August 2020, inviting all stakeholders to discuss...

31 august 2020

Sarine Technologies continues enforcement of its Intellectual Property

03 february 2020

news_28062018_sarine.pngSingapore Exchange Mainboard-listed Sarine Technologies Ltd, a worldwide leader in the development, manufacture and sale of precision technology products for the evaluation, planning, processing, finishing, grading and trading of diamonds and gems, wishes to update its investing public as to the Group’s latest activities in protecting its intellectual property.
Sarine and its subsidiary, Galatea Ltd., have filed additional lawsuits in India for patent and copyright infringement against manufacturers of IP-infringing Galaxy machines. As part of such lawsuits, court-appointed commissioners conducted surprise inspections on 1 Feb 2020 of various locations in the diamond manufacturing centre of Surat, where such systems are allegedly being manufactured and/or utilised in violation of Sarine’s patents and copyrights.
David Block, CEO of Sarine, states that “It is encouraging to see the drop in the response time of the Indian authorities to the problem of piracy in the market. In only a matter of days, the commissioners were appointed and sites inspected with police assistance so that our cases can proceed through the courts.”

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