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

Ethereal Green Diamond produces the world’s largest LGD

23 september 2021
Ethereal Green Diamond is the manufacturer and global supplier of lab-grown diamonds headquartered in India. Ethereal Green Diamond has produced the world’s largest certified lab-grown diamond, the 14.60-carat ‘Freedom of India’, says a report in jewellerynet.com.
The ‘Freedom of India’ is a square, emerald-cut, F-colour lab-grown diamond with a VS2 clarity grade. According to the report, it is the largest polished diamond manufactured from a rough diamond, which was grown using the chemical vapor deposition or CVD method. The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has certified the stone as ‘excellent’. 
Dhairya Virani, director of Ethereal Green Diamond said: “Technical challenges usually curtail the size and quality of lab-grown diamonds. Our latest feat attests to our strengths (in the lab-grown diamond space) and our ability to cater to the surge in demand for bigger, gem-quality stones.” 
The lab-grown diamond manufacturer and grower also produces fine jewellery featuring its gem-quality stones. Highlights of its collection include a stunning halo engagement ring, a floating lab-grown diamond necklace with invisible settings, a rose-gold eternity band with lab-grown diamonds and stud earrings for daily wear.
“Using high-tech machinery in our state-of-the-art factory, our master craftsmen work tirelessly to make sure that our lab-grown diamonds are cultivated with utmost care, safety and precision,” the company said.

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