Innovation and automation can conquer any challenges

Rahul Gaywala, the CEO of STPL has been with the Sahajanand Group since 1993 and in his tenure with STPL, he has proved to be a hard-core innovator and technocrat intent on helping to transform the diamond trade from a labour-intensive industry to an...

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Memorial Foundation of Carl Fabergé continues to fulfill its tasks

Valentin Skurlov, Ph. D., who is an Honorary Academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, professor, scientific secretary of the Fabergé Memorial Foundation, consulting researcher studying the Fabergé heritage at the Russian department of the Christie's...

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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

GSI announced launch of LGX complete grading report

16 march 2020

Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, announced that it will start offering its new LGX Complete™ for lab grown diamonds that do not have any post growth treatments or enhancements.  

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The new GSI report will include if the lab-grown diamond was produced by HPHT (High Pressure High Temperature) or CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposition) process and if it’s “As Grown,” which is a commonly used term in the industry for lab-grown diamonds that do not have any post growth treatments or enhancements. 
GSI is the only major laboratory to issue grading reports for lab grown diamonds with these disclosures. As lab-grown diamonds become more accepted by consumers it’s important that all relevant information be in place in order to maintain consumer confidence in the industry, said GSI in its statement.
"Consumer confidence is key and consumers want more information and complete transparency about the natural and lab-grown diamonds they are buying,'' said Debbie Azar president and co-founder of GSI.

Alex Shishlo, Editor of the Rough&Polished European Bureau in Brussels