Gaetano Cavalieri: We need to protect the long-term health of our industry

The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) represents the entire jewelry industry embracing a whole variety of companies, from those mining precious metals and gems to those, which are manufacturing and selling final products. The confederation...

23 march 2020

Sierra Leone mulls setting up entity to buy diamonds from artisanal miners

Sierra Leone will revise its Mines and Minerals Act that will, among other issues, pave way for the establishment of a State entity that can buy diamonds from artisanal miners, an official has said. The National Minerals Agency of Sierra Leone director-general...

16 march 2020

David Block, CEO of Sarine Technologies believes that AI will play a bigger role in the industry in the next few years

Armed with an MBA degree from the Kellogg-Recanati School of Business, and a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Tel Aviv-Jaffo Academic College in Israel, David Block is the present CEO of Sarine Technologies, a worldwide leader in the...

10 march 2020

Botswana wants to fully participate in research and development led by De Beers

Although the government of Botswana has refused to review its latest demands from the ongoing negotiations for a new sales and marketing deal with De Beers, it has indicated its desire to fully participate in research and development led by the diamond...

02 march 2020

High-tech trend is most promising for industries using diamonds

Synthesis Technology is a leading diamond producer in Russia. The company produces carbon single crystals - lab-grown diamonds and single-crystal wafers. The diamonds completely identical to natural ones are ‘grown’ at the laboratory using advanced HPHT...

25 february 2020

Star Rays aspires to become India’s first carbon-neutral diamond company

21 february 2020

Indian diamond manufacturer Star Rays may be the first India’s first carbon-neutral diamond company in the country, because of its commitment to sustainable business practices.

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The company is participating in the World Jewellery Confederation’s (CIBJO) Greenhouse Gas Measuring and Offsetting Initiative, to ensure that its carbon emissions and removals are measured in accordance with international standards. Star Rays is also collaborating with the consultancy firm Carbon Expert to outline its carbon-neutral plan.
Star Rays, a De Beers Sightholder, specialises in certified solitaires of 0.30 carat to 5 carats and up. Its manufacturing facility in Surat cuts and polishes close to 60,000 solitaires annually.
Rahul Jauhari, Star Rays’ Senior Vice President for global sales and marketing commented, “Carbon neutrality is just one of the many initiatives that Star Rays has adopted to ensure our clients can take pride in purchasing natural diamonds manufactured by an environmentally and socially conscious company."

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