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

Moscow will host Women's Business - the world's first exhibition of women jewelers and designers

22 february 2021
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The exhibition will be held on February 25 to March 6 in Moscow’s Ilgiz F. Gallery - a chamber space that allows focusing on the exclusivity of the event. This exhibition - probably for the first time in the world - will be open only to female exponents, which fully reflects the spirit of the times and is consistent with the current gender concern.
The participants of this project work in different directions and styles - from natural minimalism and ethnics to architectural gothicism and modernism based on computer algorithms. They will present both products completely made by hand, and jewelry created with the help of modern technologies.
Among the 20 exponents of the Women's Business Jewelry Show are Elena Okutova, Diana Gianelli, Victoria Strizhak (Vertigo Jewelry Lab), Natalia Aldukhova (P. N. Jewelry), Olga Shatrova, and other industry stakeholders.
The exhibition gives an answer to the question of whether this is a women's business, and to many others, as for example: How do women see the jewelry world and How do they participate in it or Why are there 9 girls for 10 jewelry students, even though everything was different five years ago?
The profession of a jeweler is traditionally considered a male one, but there are more and more women who have chosen it. An out of the box vision, attention to detail, thoroughness and patience are the most important qualities necessary for mastery. They allow women to become leaders in this field. An additional advantage is the subtlety of perception inherent in the fair sex, a clear understanding of the jewelry world and its nuances. They allow women jewelers to embody all its diversity and versatility in their creations.

Galina Semyonova for Rough&Polished