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

Jewellery Arabia 2022 slated for Nov 22-26, 2022 in Bahrain

07 october 2022
Jewellery Arabia 2022, the Middle East’s premier jewellery and watch event, is gearing up to celebrate its 30th anniversary at the newly constructed Exhibition World Bahrain in Sakhir. 
The event is scheduled to take place from 22-26 November 2022, boasting widened shopping walkways, improved exhibitor and visitor experience, and the launch of Scent Arabia for the first time in the Kingdom.
Spanning across 54,000 sqm, the new state-of-the-art venue will provide visitors with access to a wider range of renowned exhibitors from highly coveted regional and international brands, and new brands taking part for the first time ever, as well as various food and beverage retail outlets and more.
The highly anticipated event will include a traditional Bahraini ‘Gold Souq’, dedicated zones for watches, pearls, up-and-coming designers and pre-loved items.

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