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

Winners of Russian Diamond Line 2020 receive their awards

23 february 2021
The Wind in the Garden Brooch                                                                             Image credit: Izmestiev Diamonds

Recently, the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) hosted an exhibition displaying collections of jewelry from Russia’s leading brands and jewelry artists, as well as the creative achievements of the finalists and laureates of the Russian Diamond Line – 2020 Contest.
Opening the exhibition, Suren Vardanyan, Vice-President of the MCCI wished the participants of the exhibition creative success, noting that the jewelry industry is leading in attracting direct investments.
Alexey Shcherbina, Chairman of the Guild of Jewelry Exporters at the MCCI, publisher of the Jewellery Review magazine and initiator of the Russian Diamond Line Contest, said: “For the first time since Faberge, our craftsmen receive awards at the most famous professional contests. Here we have the best of the best. The laureates of our contest have become prize winners of international competitions many times. The main mission of this project is to further promote domestic jewelry products outside this region and beyond the borders of this country."
The Moscow Jewelry Podium exhibition featured jewelry produced by CLUEV, Selikhov Diamonds, Chamovskikh, Russian Gems, Violet, Kristall Mechty and others.
23 works by Russian jewelers were among the finalists and laureates of the Russian Diamond Line Contest. The Grand Prix was awarded to the Wind in the Garden brooch from the Japanese Garden collection produced by Izmestiev Diamonds.
The Empress' Secret (graced with a 21.42-carat Paraiba tourmaline) and Temptation (featuring an 18-carat green diamond) rings from Selikhov Diamonds attracted attention due to the beauty of their natural stones.
Spectacular emeralds of rare color and size have adorned the Great Power parure from the Chamovskikh Jewelry House displaying amazing quality of workmanship and a unique design.
The jewelry pieces of the Russian Diamond Line laureates will take part in the most prestigious global jewelry design contests, so the success of the best Russian masters will have further continuation.

Galina Semyonova for Rough&Polished