“In the jewellery art, we express our feelings, emotions and share them with others”

Over 30 years, the MOISEIKIN company based in the Ural area has become a famous jewellery brand. The jewellery and souvenirs of this jewellery house made of precious and semi- precious stones and metals are displayed at museums and in private collections...

20 march 2023

Automatic double upgrade of diamonds is not only a questionable practice but could be systemic fraud – Meeus

HRD Antwerp is under investigation by Belgian authorities following allegations that for every Gemological Institute of America (GIA) stone, which entered their lab for certification an automatic upgrade would be given two colours up and one...

13 march 2023

"At House of Ashish Vijay, diamonds and coloured gemstones will only ever mean stones that carry a storied legacy"

Ashish Vijay, a Dubai-based investor, philanthropist, entrepreneur and businessman with decades of experience in the precious gemstone and luxury jewellery industry, finance and investments sectors, set up his business in Dubai in the year 2013. As the...

06 march 2023

KP should remodel its enforcement, accountability mechanisms if it wants to remain relevant - Fula-Ngenge

The African Diamond Council (ADC) is calling on the Kimberley Process (KP) to remodel its enforcement and accountability mechanisms if it wants to remain relevant and effective. ADC chairperson M’zée Fula-Ngenge told Rough&Polished’s...

27 february 2023

Why ODC is taking longer to sell the polished Okavango blue diamond?

Okavango Diamond Company (ODC), a rough diamond marketing company that is wholly owned by the Botswana government, took an extraordinary decision to polish the 20.46-carat Okavango blue diamond recovered at Debswana’s Orapa Mine in 2018. It was...

20 february 2023

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