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

Dubai IE promotes Gold & Jewellery sector in JCK Las Vegas

20 september 2021
Dubai Industries & Exports (Dubai IE), the export promotion and industrial development agency of Dubai Economy, showcased the capabilities and potential of the gold & jewellery sector in Dubai for the first time at JCK that concluded in Las Vegas recently, as per a report in
Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), Ithra Dubai and the Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group joined the integrated pavilion set up by Dubai Industries & Exports at JCK, reflecting the expanding co-operation between relevant entities in Dubai to achieve the strategic goal of positioning Dubai and the UAE as a global centre for the gold and jewellery trade.
Engineer Saed Al Awadi, CEO of Dubai Industries & Exports, along with Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and CEO of DMCC, led a team of senior officials and businessmen from Dubai at JCK to connect to potential markets overseas.
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DMCC, and Chairman of Dubai Diamond Exchange said: “DMCC is home to the region’s leading diamond and jewellery firms, and it was encouraging to see many of our members at the conference in the United States. The insights, connections and experience gained at the 2021 JCK Show are invaluable, and will no doubt accelerate our strategy to transform Dubai into a world-leading trade hub for precious metals, stones and jewellery.”
Essam Galadari, CEO of Ithra Dubai, termed JCK as an ideal opportunity to attract new investments, traders and investors to Dubai. “We have developed some of the best facilities in the world and we would now like to recruit global firms in the sector so that Dubai forever continues to be the City of Gold.” 

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