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...


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

The third largest diamond in the world delivered to Antwerp for analysis and processing

22 july 2021
A rough diamond weighing 1,175 carats, extracted at the Karowe mine in Botswana, has been delivered to Antwerp for analysis and evaluation of its value, which is provisionally estimated at several tens of millions of euros.
The analysis of the stone will take four to six months, after which it will be cut into several separate stones that will be turned into diamonds, some of which will be used to create exclusive jewelry, the RTBF TV channel reported.
According to the representative of the Antwerp diamond laboratory HB Antwerp, the stone is at least 1.5 billion years old, and it has unique transparency.
The diamond does not yet have a name, it will be determined based on the results of a competition among the population in the area of the Karowe mine.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished