Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

Huw Daniel is the CEO of Platinum Guild International, overseeing market development activities in China, Japan, India and the USA, on behalf of the platinum producers of South Africa. Before taking up this role in 2015, Huw ran PGI USA for 12 years...

13 september 2021

Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is a leader in Italy in the organisation of trade fairs and one of the main operators in the trade fair and conference sector at European level, with structures in Rimini and Vicenza, as well as further sites in...

06 september 2021

There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

MDPS, the Israeli start-up Fintech company from the Mazalit Group is gearing up to enter the diamond industry soon. Zeev Maimon, the CEO of MDPS is also the Founder / CEO of MAZALIT, a B2B payment platform designed and dedicated to the global diamond...

30 august 2021

The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

Alex Popov, President of the Moscow Diamond Exchange and head of the Âme jewelry brand, which uses lab-grown diamonds to produce jewelry, sat for an interview with Rough&Polished sharing his views on the coexistence of natural and man-made diamonds in...

23 august 2021

De Beers’ GemFair ropes in more than 160 Sierra Leone artisanal miners

De Beers inaugurated its GemFair pilot programme in Sierra Leone’s Kono District with 14-member mine sites in 2018 to create a secure route to market for ethically sourced artisanal and small-scale diamonds. GemFair programme manager Ruby Stocklin-Weinberg...

16 august 2021

Branko Deljanin to organize a practical webinar on identifying gems with instruments

17 april 2020
news_17042020_branko.jpgBranko Deljanin, Director of BrankoGems & CGL Canadian gem lab, is organizing on April 20 a practical webinar on screening and identifying pink/red gems and diamonds. 
“I enjoy sharing my knowledge and 25 years of gemological experience globally at my workshops in 17 countries and 4 continents. Unfortunately, my latest workshops in Canada and Greece are postponed due to COVID 19. So this is my way to give back to the gemmological and jewellery community through my hands-on webinars. Other oral webinars are helpful, however, my practical webinars are unique in guiding you through the step by step process of identifying gems with instruments,” – Deljanin writes on his website.  
The participants will use 4 portable instruments from BrankoGems ID Kit: Loupe, Portable Polarioscope, Mini UV lamp (PL / Jewellery Inspectors) and handheld Spectroscope plus EXA portable spectrometer.
Upon registration, the participants will receive a list with 4 Pink Diamonds and 6 Pink/Red/Purple gems with all gemmological characteristics and key tests to identify them using 5 instruments.

Alex Shishlo, Editor of the Rough&Polished European Bureau