Silver and diamonds - the "daily bread" of jeweler

GRINGOR is a St. Petersburg-based modern jewellery manufacturing company established in 2002. It successfully develops and implements the innovations, many of which resonate with the Russians and the people abroad. In 2012, GRINGOR was awarded the honorary...

26 july 2021

Willie Nagel, a gentleman, who would have the strength and stamina to deal with business leaders and politicians, passes away

By Alex Popov

Willie Nagel passed away on July 14th. Friday he was buried in Israel. I was flying from New York with a stopover in London when it happened. Being unable to be there and express my feelings to Adam and Toni, I would like to...

20 july 2021

Diamond industry's reaction to KP impasse

The Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (CSC) recently said that it is planning to approach the United Nations (UN) over the impasse on the redefinition of conflict diamonds and the principles of responsible sourcing. The CSC representative...

19 july 2021

Natural and LGDs are two segments of the industry that will have to learn to coexist together

Having now completed half a decade in the diamond jewelry exporting and wholesaling industry, Anmol Bhansali received formal training on Diamonds from GIA in addition to a lengthy training in jewelry wholesaling from the factories at Goldiam. He has...

12 july 2021

L'ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels: our mission is to share the jewelry culture with as many people as possible

France has gradually begun to lift quarantine restrictions on places of cultural recreation, including museums starting from May 19, 2021. The world-renowned L'ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts (L'ECOLE des Arts Joailliers) Van Cleef & Arpels...

05 july 2021

Gem Diamonds acquires 20 000 COVID-19 vaccine doses for Lesotho

10 june 2021
Gem Diamonds’ subsidiary, Letšeng Diamonds has donated 20 000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to the government of Lesotho.
“I would like to thank Letšeng Diamonds on behalf of the Basotho Nation for the generous financial contribution that they have made which shall be used for the purchase of 20 000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine,” said Lesotho Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro.
Letšeng Diamonds said the donation was part of its ongoing commitment to the COVID-19 pandemic response and infection prevention.
The diamond miner has also donated a modular unit for use as a testing laboratory and 17 oxygen concentrator machines to 10 hospitals and clinics throughout the small southern African country.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished