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

TAGS reports 100% sales from April Tender in Dubai

04 may 2021
Trans Atlantic Gem Sales (TAGS) held the April Tender between the 25 and 29 April 2021 in Dubai. Despite the serious COVID situation in India, which resulted in the imposition of severe travel restrictions into the UAE and around the world, virtually all the leading manufacturers decided to relocate their buying teams to Dubai before the lockdown to ensure a supply of rough to the factories.
TAGS received a new supply of Angolan ‘Run of Mine’ rough which included several Exceptional Special stones +10.8 carats. Total carats offered were in the region of 45,000 cts with a value of approx $18m.
While the number of visiting companies was impacted by the travel restrictions, TAGS still welcomed close to 100 companies, from all the leading centres and reported 100% sales.
Most companies will now remain in Dubai to participate in the forthcoming De Beers and ALROSA sales which will be joined by several other small tenders taking place at the DDE Tender facility in the coming few weeks.

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