Gold brings stability, acts as insurance, and generates higher risk-adjusted returns especially in times of heightened uncertainty

Somasundaram PR (Som) joined the World Gold Council in January 2013, as Managing Director, India. Based in Mumbai, Som is responsible for leading the World Gold Council's activities across the Indian gold market. Som has over 27 years of...

12 april 2021

Flun Gumerov - “I think that a diamond is a unique gift from nature. A synthetic diamond is a man-made imitation of the gift of nature”

Flun Gumerov, Chairman of the Council of the “Jewellers Guild of Russia” Association and the founder of Almaz-Holding, told Rough&Polished about what is new in the legislation relating to the jewellery production and trade, about the sentiments at the...

05 april 2021

Lucapa narrows kimberlites search

Lucapa Diamond and its Lulo partners have been for close to a decade searching for the kimberlite source or sources of alluvial diamonds being recovered from within the Lulo diamond concession, in Angola. The company believes that the frequent recovery...

29 march 2021

Shashikant D Shah: “Mined diamonds and LGDs are separate categories”

Armed with a commerce degree, Shashikant D Shah entered the diamond trade by opening a diamond Jewellery Showroom exclusively for Nakshatra and Asmi brands in 2003 and has not looked back since. DM Gems came into being in 2003 with Shashikant as Founder/Owner...

22 march 2021

Andre Messika: “The natural diamond industry today is one of the most transparent, regulated, and ethical industries in the world”

Andre Messika, a Paris-based topnotch distributor of polished diamonds migrated to Israel in 2003, to establish Andre Messika Diamonds in the Israel Diamond Exchange in Ramat Gan …and has not looked back since. In 2012, in recognition of the continuous...

15 march 2021

Diacam360 to be launched during international Diamond Week in Israel

06 february 2015
One of the highlights of the upcoming International Diamond Week in Israel, which will commence on February 8, is the launch of a table-top, affordable and easy to use scanning device that produces high quality photos and 360-degree, interactive videos of polished diamonds in seconds. The device, which will be unveiled at the event's DiamTech exhibit, was developed by the Israeli diamond firm Shirtal Diamonds, in response to requests of their overseas clients for high quality images of diamonds offered for sale by the firm.
The result of Shirtal's efforts is the DiaCam360, a small, portable, effective and affordable scanning device that creates high quality photos and 360-degree, interactive videos of polished diamonds, comparable in quality to photos taken in a professional studio.
"In a business where most of one's clients are located in - often remote - foreign markets and countries, we needed a use tool that would enable clients to view our diamonds from every angle, just as if they are holding the stone in their own hands. Of course, the device is easy to use and the user does not need any photographic skills to operate the DiaCam360 successfully," Lior Hirsh, Shirtal's marketing manager explained. "In addition, it is well known that customers prefer an interactive display of the product over a still photo or video. We offer both options with the Diacam360."

Theodor Lisovoy, Rough&Polished, Moscow