Pandora’s endorsement of lab-grown stones will not devalue natural diamonds – Zimnisky

Jewellery retailer Pandora recently announced that it will no longer purchase natural diamonds as it had switched to lab-grown diamonds. However, diamond market analyst Paul Zimnisky told Rough&Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that...

07 june 2021

“The volume of Forevermark diamonds that we drive through Indian partners is much higher than in other parts of the world,” says Sachin Jain

Sachin Jain has been a part of the Indian arm of De Beers that dates back to 2010 when he came on board as Head of Retail. In year 2014 he took over as President of Forevermark and today he is the Managing Director of De Beers, India. His single-minded...

31 may 2021

GSI's new Jaipur office to specialize in colored gemstones

Gemological Science International (GSI) has opened a new laboratory in Jaipur, India. Since this state is the capital of colored gemstones, the laboratory will have a dedicated division specializing in colored gemstone geographical origin and...

24 may 2021

“We welcome the mandatory hallmarking in the interest of consumers, but it is also essential to have proper and evenly spread infrastructure across India,” asserts Ashish Pethe, Chairman, GJC

Ashish Pethe, Chairman of All India Gem and Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC), formerly known as All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF) is based in Mumbai. As the third-generation heir of M/s Waman Hari Pethe Jewellers established...

17 may 2021

ALMAR is a case in point that will serve to develop the process of funding junior companies and geological exploration in general

Arkticheskaya Gornaya Kompaniya (AGK, Arctic Mining Company) develops the diamond deposits in the Lena-Anabar diamondiferous sub-province of Yakutia under the ALMAR (Diamonds of the Arctic) brand. This company attracts investments for...

10 may 2021

UNI Diamonds, IDEX create the first fully-transparent price guide for the natural polished diamond industry

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UNI Diamonds, a fintech company focused on building a global marketplace for diamonds, has announced a strategic relationship with a leading diamond price organisation and IDEX (International Diamond Exchange) to create the first fully-transparent and unbiased price guide for the natural polished diamond industry.
The Diamond Price Guide provides up-to-date wholesale market prices guidance. It is based on the diamond inventory data collected by UNI from international manufacturers and wholesalers, the IDEX diamond price list as well as on diamond search data that shows what buyers are looking for and what they are willing to accept.
To meet the privacy requirement, UNI partnered with QEDIT, a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and a leading provider of Privacy-Enhancing Technology (PET) solutions.
Mahiar Borhanjoo, UNI CEO, said: “The Natural Diamond Price Guide uses highly advanced technology to bring full transparency to diamond price guidance. This technological collaboration will enable us to provide an accurate picture of the market trends using real data provided by the diamond industry.”
Jonathan Rouach, CEO of QEDIT, said:” The privacy assurances we can offer, backed by such Privacy-Enhancing Techniques as homomorphic encryption and zero-knowledge proof cryptography, will enable sensitive price data to be handled and processed in a regulatory-compliant environment that guarantees data integrity and protects the commercial interests of every participant in the network."
Ehud D. Cohen, IDEX SA Chairman, commented on the announcement: "IDEX is proud to be part of the group that shares its data for the benefit of the industry."

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