How Russkiye Samotsvety is coping with the current downturn

One of the key issues facing most Russian companies today is the need for an objective assessment of the new consumption decline due to the quarantine, as well as making forecasts for a way out of it. According to a RBC-Petersburg’s study made in June...


Global rough diamond sales down 80-90% in value in Q2 –Zimnisky

The COVID-19 pandemic, which is spreading across the globe, having originated from China’s Wuhan has left diamond traders and buyers at sixes and sevens. Traditional diamond tenders were cancelled around March as governments imposed travel restrictions...

27 july 2020

Indian diamond and polishing industry requires forward integration - Dinesh Navadiya

Dinesh Navadiya is now the Regional Chairman (Gujarat Region) of The Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India for the 3rd term. He is also the Director on the Board of the Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI)...

20 july 2020

GJEPC will focus on demand generation for diamonds and jewellery in the next two years

Mr. Vipul P Shah, Vice Chairman, GJEPC and also CEO & Managing Director of Asian Star Co. Ltd. has a rich experience in the diamond industry. His business acumen and professional conduct have contributed significantly in transforming a diamond manufacturing...

13 july 2020

The need for significant capital investments will be the main trend in the diamond mining industry in 2021-2030

The prospects of the diamond industry in the post-crisis period are discussed by the Rough&Polished correspondent with Sergey Mityukhin, Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Honored Geologist of the Russian Federation.

06 july 2020

Kunming Diamonds is an Authorised Partner for Argyle Pink Diamonds

15 july 2020
Rio Tinto is delighted to welcome Hong Kong based coloured diamond specialist, Kunming Diamonds as an Authorised Partner for Argyle Pink Diamonds. Kunming joins a global network of 13 exclusive Authorised Partners entrusted with the care and custody of Argyle pink diamonds, says a press release from Rio Tinto Group.
Patrick Coppens, General manager for Sales and Marketing for Rio Tinto’s diamonds business said, “Kunming is an exciting company with a passion for coloured diamonds and a commitment to the highest levels of trust and transparency. We are delighted to welcome them as an Argyle Pink Diamonds Authorised Partner.” Established in 1987 Kunming is a global, multi-generational company that has built its business into one of Asias’s leading coloured diamond specialists. In 2019 Kunming was successful in acquiring the entire Argyle Pink Everlastings™ Collection, a one-off exclusive selection of certified Argyle pink and red diamonds. Harsh Maheshwari, Director of Kunming Diamonds said “No other diamonds on earth match the rarity and provenance of Argyle pink diamonds. This is a wonderful honour and showcases our commitment to bringing the world’s rarest diamonds to our global partners and client base.”

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