The indelicate balance of ethics against profit

I am slightly pained to write this blog, as over the years I've made many close friends and contacts in Switzerland, not to mention worked very closely with several Swiss-based companies as part of our recently launched DMCC Crypto Centre, including...


Yakut diamonds, the symphony of permafrost

The Yakutia-based Kierge company, one of the Top 100 of the leading jewellery brands in Russia, opened its showroom in Moscow this autumn, which is gaining popularity in the capital of Russia. “Kierge” is the Yakut for a “finery, decoration” in a broad...

22 november 2021

Vladislav Zhdanov - “The use of diamonds in high technologies is the main and key target of the diamond synthesis technologies”

Vladislav Zhdanov, Professor at the Higher School of Economics, Advisor to Director General - Chairman of the Management Board of the Russian Railways company, and former Vice President of ALROSA (2015-2018). He is a physicist by background...

15 november 2021

Ali Pastorini: The white diamond is the equivalent of a white shirt for a woman

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of Del Lima Jewelry and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association that brings together more than 1,000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

08 november 2021

“As a purist and old school diamantaire, I don't believe in LGD,” says Vin Lee, CEO Grand Metropolitan

Vin Lee, the King of Luxury, doesn’t need any introduction. He is a self-made billionaire CEO of Grand Metropolitan. The Beverly Hills' family office Grand Metropolitan is $7 billion AUM privately-held luxury goods holding company with a 60-brand...

01 november 2021

NDC partners with Assouline to launch ‘Diamonds’ – a coffee table book

26 october 2021
Image credit: NDC

The Natural Diamond Council (NDC) in partnership with Assouline, has launched a coffee table book called ‘Diamonds’ on 21 October 2021 with Edward Enninful, Editor in Chief of British Vogue writing the foreword, says an announcement from the Council. 
According to NDC, diamond sales are continuing to break records as people find themselves more deeply sentimental throughout the pandemic, recognizing that life is short! Also, committing to those who love and signifying relationships is on top priority among people nowadays. This is attributed to the boom in engagements and weddings the world over, which NDC directly relates to diamond jewelry sales.

Image credit: NDC

The table book ‘Diamonds’ catapults this elusive precious stone from its earthly, billions-of-years-old origins into the 21st century with a depiction of the modern diamond dream… every diamond has a story!
‘Diamonds’ is a collection of sacred anecdotes from a host of interesting people starring the world’s most sought-after tangible luxury good. And, it also features extraordinary photography from Greg Williams, Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Mikael Jansson, and Erik Madigan Heck among many others showcase diamonds as they haven’t been seen before in this collection. Celebrities like Maria Borges, Dua Lipa, Gigi and Bella Hadid, and Shawn Mendes, turning the book into a Collector’s piece.  

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