Diamond mining and diamond synthesis: Which is more efficient?

Vladislav Zhdanov - Professor at the National Research University Higher School of Economics and former Vice President of ALROSA (2015-2018). He is a physicist by profession. Vladislav Zhdanov was educated at the Ural Federal University (General...

21 november 2022

The success of TAGS over the past 5 years has encouraged many large tender houses to establish regular and sizeable tender operations in Dubai

Mike Aggett is an experienced Private Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the mining and metals industry. Skilled in Luxury Goods, Business Planning, Sales, Gemology, and Jewelry, Mike is a professional who graduated from Dover College...

14 november 2022

It all starts with stones - it is they that give impetus, determine the image and embodiment

Maxim Selikhov is the founder of the SelikhoV Diamonds brand launched in 2006, and the company manufactures unique handmade jewellery with rare high-quality gemstones. He is also known as a collector of unique and large-size jewellery stones who considers...

07 november 2022

‘Our technologies – CVD machines and growing technology – are game changers’, asserts Arnaud Flambeau, Executive Chairman, 2DOT4 Diamonds LLC

Arnaud Flambeau is the Executive Chairman of ‘2DOT4 Diamonds LLC’, Dubai, a fully integrated lab-grown diamonds company. The Company provides rough 'as grown' diamonds, in-house polished IGI certified loose polished diamonds and high-quality...

31 october 2022

Stargems brings the DaVinci system to Botswana

Stargems, which was founded by Shailesh Javeri in 1981, has diversified into manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing and tendering or auctioning of diamonds and diamond jewellery.
It is also one of the leading players in the manufacturing, wholesaling...

24 october 2022

HRD Antwerp as a catalyst for talent and innovation in jewelry

15 august 2022
Since 1985, every two years, young and innovative designers get the opportunity to compete in the biggest jewelry design contest worldwide. 
But it has been in 2017 that this prestigious competition held its live red carpet ¬nal event. 
This year, HRD Antwerp decided, for its 18th edition, to come back and re-invent itself under the high patronage of CIBJO (The World Jewellery Confederation) and in partnership with Vicenzaoro, Europe’s largest trade show for gold and jewelry.
There will be 3 categories in the competition this year. Besides the classic categories of diamond jewelry and gemstone jewelry a new category was added: Accessories. 
The theme of the competition will be “peace”. The winner of each category can count on the actual production of the piece of jewelry they designed and becomes member of the HRD community with all bene¬ts included.
In the latest edition, HRD design awards received designs from more than 800 candidates from 38 countries. This year, the organizers have the ambition to reach more than 2.500 designers worldwide. 
Designers can subscribe to the competition by sending in their designs through the HRD Design website (hrddesignawards.com) until the 15th of October 2022. The -nal winners will be announced at a red carpet event on January 23th 2023.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished