MIUZ Diamonds - diamonds with a century of history

Moscow Jewellery Factory (MIUZ) has always been famous for its craftsmen winning prizes and obtaining the diplomas of “the best enterprise in the jewellery trade”. One of the oldest factories in Russia has two interesting news: about its recent...

21 june 2021

Lab-grown diamonds and jewellery are the future, says Liu

As the founder of the Diamond Little Star® brand, Liu Jiangjiang is actively involved in various business activities. He founded the Lab Grown Diamond Research Centre and the Lab Grown Diamond Club in China. At the same time, he is also the General Counsel...

14 june 2021

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

The 2nd International competition of jewelers-designers started accepting applications

04 may 2021
The organizing committee of the International jewelry exhibition-congress J-1 announced the start of accepting applications for the second International professional competition of jewelry and applied arts to be held September 26-28 in Moscow.
The participants of the first competition, held in 2020, demonstrated a high level of skills and were appreciated by the professional community.
The competition is designed to promote the development of the industry, support modern Russian artists and companies that preserve the traditions in the field of decorative and applied arts.
The contest participants will be able to compete for awards in 12 categories. One of them - "Jewelry Creative" - was introduced this year in order to support innovative jewelers who prefer unusual combinations of materials and unconventional forms.
The works will be evaluated by a professional jury headed by the enamel artist Ilgiz Fazulzyanov, a two-time winner of the Grand Prix of the International Jewelry Design Excellence Award. The curator of the competition is the historian, art critic and jewelry stylist Irina Rybakova.
Participation in the contest is free of charge.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished