Part 2: KPCSC wants Russia to help end impasse on new definition of conflict diamonds

In the first installment of this two-part exclusive interview with Shamiso Mtisi, the coordinator of the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC), we focused on illegal diamond mining in the continent and where the contraband ends up...


Part 1: KPCSC gives insight into illegal diamond mining, trading in Africa

Although the diamond watchdog Kimberley Process (KP) prides itself for significantly reducing the flow of conflict goods since its establishment in 2003, the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC) alleged that illegal diamond...

18 october 2021

The jewelry industry in Russia needs to be upgraded in a serious way

Dina Nasyrova is a vice-president of the International Jewelry Exhibition-Congress J-1 recently hosted by the Atrium of Gostiny Dvor in Moscow. As a partner and the Muse of the famous jeweler Ilgiz Fazulzyanov, she actively participated in the preparation...

11 october 2021

Smiling Rocks, a philanthropic business model, inspires companies to work for betterment of the world

Zulu Ghevriya, the CEO and Co-Founder of Smiling Rocks, Founder of Vedantti Jewellery and Managing Director of Prism Group has been in the diamond and jewellery industry for over 20 years. Zulu started his business, Prism Group, as a natural diamond...

04 october 2021

Work hard and you will find success

Eduard Utkin, Director General of the “Jewellers’ Guild of Russia” Association, expert of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Committee on Precious Metals and Precious Stones, told R&P about implementing the SIIS PMPS (State Integrated Information...

27 september 2021

Indian diamond industry panics as ‘Angadia’ firm goes bust in Surat

19 june 2020
The Indian diamond manufacturing sector, which is currently working with just 30% workers, and yet to resume full-fledge operations is now facing another major issue with a leading ‘angadia’ firm (courier agency) in Surat going bust.
The speculations began after the owners of the firm went underground shutting their offices in Surat, Mumbai, Bhavnagar, Amreli, Rajkot, and other places on Thursday. Also, the firm’s owners supposedly owe huge amounts to more than 100 clients from the diamond industry in Surat and Mumbai.
According to an office-bearer of Surat Diamond Association (SDA), the firm in question is a leading name in the industry with accounts of many big diamantaires. It has come as a shock for the industry during a time when the sector is severely hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

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