Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

Huw Daniel is the CEO of Platinum Guild International, overseeing market development activities in China, Japan, India and the USA, on behalf of the platinum producers of South Africa. Before taking up this role in 2015, Huw ran PGI USA for 12 years...

13 september 2021

Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is a leader in Italy in the organisation of trade fairs and one of the main operators in the trade fair and conference sector at European level, with structures in Rimini and Vicenza, as well as further sites in...

06 september 2021

There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

MDPS, the Israeli start-up Fintech company from the Mazalit Group is gearing up to enter the diamond industry soon. Zeev Maimon, the CEO of MDPS is also the Founder / CEO of MAZALIT, a B2B payment platform designed and dedicated to the global diamond...

30 august 2021

The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

Alex Popov, President of the Moscow Diamond Exchange and head of the Âme jewelry brand, which uses lab-grown diamonds to produce jewelry, sat for an interview with Rough&Polished sharing his views on the coexistence of natural and man-made diamonds in...

23 august 2021

De Beers’ GemFair ropes in more than 160 Sierra Leone artisanal miners

De Beers inaugurated its GemFair pilot programme in Sierra Leone’s Kono District with 14-member mine sites in 2018 to create a secure route to market for ethically sourced artisanal and small-scale diamonds. GemFair programme manager Ruby Stocklin-Weinberg...

16 august 2021

Firm Invents New Diamond Grader at Tiffany’s Request

19 august 2014

A leading diamond technology developer and manufacturer has answered the call of a leading jewelry producer and retailer and invented a new device that can grade a stone's symmetry, Israelidiamond.co.il reported. In a press release, Singapore-traded and Israeli-owned Sarine Technologies announced that upon the request of Tiffany & Co. it has come up with a new machine called the DiaMension Axiom which ascertains a round or fancy-shaped polished diamond's proportions.
The seed for the Axiom was planted three years ago, when Tiffany challenged Sarine to develop a tool which could measure facet symmetry to a new set of standards established by the jeweler. At that time, there was no technology capable of automating these measurements; they had to be conducted manually by trained gemologists using microscopes.
Axiom's abilities even extend to measuring a gem's minute features, such as facet junctions, facet misalignment and facet distortions – all necessary to accurately grade a stone's symmetry. Tiffany Diamonds & Gemstones Manufacturing senior vice-president Andy Hart praised the Axiom, saying it would enhance the work of the firm and allow it to continue providing its customers with the highest-quality diamonds.