Diamex Lab: Our technology allows you to trace the history of the origin of each stone

Gleb Sverdlov, CEO of Diamex Lab told Rough & Polished in his interview below about the development of IT technologies for the market of rough and polished diamonds and jewelry.

17 february 2020

The future of the market goes hand in hand with gemology

After 2019, a challenging year for the global diamond industry, we asked Yuri Shelementyev, head of the Moscow State University (MSU) Gemmological Center and president of the National Gemological Association (NGA), to share his views...

10 february 2020

Diamond industry in healthier position going into 2020

The diamond industry is in a healthier position going into 2020 due to actions taken last year, according to De Beers. Group spokesperson David Johnson told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that the actions taken included reducing rough diamond production...

03 february 2020

Ethical sourcing and Diamonds Standards Organization

The diamond sector is ready to embrace a new decade and overcome some of its historical challenges. Ethical sourcing has proven to be undoubtedly one of the main aspects that industry professionals need to address. Antonio Cecere, President of Geneva...

27 january 2020

Ali Pastorini: Challenges make us think out of the box and be closer to customers

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY 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...

20 january 2020

RJC expands its CoC standard scope to include silver

04 february 2020

rjc_logo.pngThe Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) announced that its revised version of Chain of Custody (CoC) standard will allow industry stakeholders to become certified for their silver supply chain, in addition to gold and platinum group metals.
Companies in the jewellery and watch supply chain which trade in silver can now join the RJC and become certified members. The certification will imply that the metals are responsibly sourced.
Around 150 certifications have been issued since the first CoC standard was launched. 
RJC has more than 1,200 member companies that span the jewellery supply chain from mine to retail. 


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