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...

25 october 2021

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

The third J-1 Jewellery Congress to be held in Moscow on September 26-28

16 september 2021
The third J-1 Jewellery Congress will be held in Moscow’s Gostiny Dvor Conference Hall on September 26-28.
The Congress will become a key educational and business platform for the jewellery industry and will set new vectors for its further development.
This time, the congress will cover three topics currently relevant to the market: Design and Creativity, State Regulation, Development and Promotion. For three days, issues important not only for jewellery business stakeholders, but also for those who are interested in fashion, style and trends in jewellery will be raised at Gostiny Dvor.
The Organizing Committee has traditionally invited leading industry experts to attend the event. The headliner of the first day of the congress will be Inessa Kovaleva, an architect who became a jewellery designer, and the leader of ultra-popular jewellery sketch courses.
On September 26, she will talk about what forms a successful jewellery designer and how to choose your path.
Anastasia Fisenko, an analyst of jewellery fashion, will continue the topic of creativity. She will share information on how to take into account and use social trends when developing jewellery collections.
Another speaker will be Marusya Vdovichenko, the founder of the Pieces in Hand brand. She will answer the question of how to generate new ideas in jewellery design. Victoria Strizhak, an architect and designer, the creator of the Vertigo jewellery laboratory, will support the theme of the day. She will explain how to understand the existing variety of jewellery styles, as well as reveal the secrets of where to look for the most fashionable novelties of the seasons.
The second day of the congress will traditionally be devoted to the state regulation of the jewellery industry. The program will be launched by a panel discussion "Hallmarking 2021" with the participation of speaker from the Federal Assay Chamber.
The prospects for the development of jewellery exports will be discussed by the participants of the next workshop. They will include the officials of the Russian Federation Ministry of Finance, Eurasian Economic Union, Russian Export Center and Eurasian Development Bank.
From the discussion of export problems, the participants will smoothly move on to the import of precious stones in the framework of an open conversation with representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development and Gokhran of Russia.
This topic will be supported by Ilya Podnebesny, an expert and dealer of precious stones. He will share his expertise with those who wish instructions on the legal import of colored stones.
The highlight of the final day at the congress will be the development and promotion of brands and craftsmen. Experts and brand owners will share secrets of successful collaboration and sales via social networks.
The congress will be completed by the headliner Ksenia Podnebesnaya, an expert on pearls, a designer and the head of the Podnebesnaya Jewellery House. She will tell the audience about her experience of building a jewellery brand and how to find one’s own way in the jewellery world and not give in.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished