Ali Pastorini: “We have to change a little the way to sell the idea that buying jewelry is just for glamour”

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together approximately 1000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

18 february 2019

Indian gem and jewellery manufacturers have the skill and capabilities to cater to any market in the world

Besides spearheading the “White Paper” last year, Colin Shah, Vice Chairman of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has been actively involved in the initiatives of the Council like MyKYCBank and many more… A first generation...

11 february 2019

The Indian gems and jewellery industry was progressing in the past and will certainly progress in the future

Dinesh Navadiya, the Regional Chairman (Gujarat Region) of The Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India, is also the representative of the Gujarat G&J sector at various organisations as well as government authorities...

04 february 2019

The Russian Diamond Line: We do not believe that gifted persons would win through on their own

The Russian Diamond Line, a Moscow international jewellery contest of jewellery design, has been held for a decade already. At the end of the year, the results of the jubilee RDL-2018 contest were summed up, and on December 14, the prizewinners of the...

28 january 2019

New lending will have to be fully asset-backed with true provenance and transparency in the flow of goods and monies

After handling Gem & Jewellery (G&J) industry financing as a banker for many years, Erik A Jens sees an opportunity now that numerous banks are withdrawing from the sector. He is exploring opportunities to establishing a financing firm focusing...

21 january 2019

Fancy Color Diamond Index reflects stable prices in Q4 2014

19 february 2015
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) published the Fancy Color Diamond Index, first started in 2014 to measure and analyze the performance of these rare diamonds as an alternative asset class. The January 2015 Index shows that fancy color diamonds are continuing to exhibit consistent price levels, against a backdrop of commodity value declines in the fourth quarter of 2014.
The 2014 index revealed that fancy color diamonds, across the categories of pinks, yellows and blues, have increased in value by 167 percent on average since January 2005, outperforming other leading assets in a similar period.
According to the most recent index read in January 2015, fancy color diamonds remained practically unchanged in Q4 2014. The company perceives this performance as further testimony to the favorable supply-demand dynamics of fancy color diamonds.
Meanwhile, 1 carat diamonds prices declined by 5 percent over the same period and 0.30 carat diamond prices declined by as much as 9.2 percent, according to the Rapaport Group's RapNet Diamond Index (RAPI™).
Ishaia Gol, a member of the board of advisors for The FCRF, commented, “Unsurprisingly, the fourth-quarter data collected by the FCRF team reaffirms our knowledge and understanding from the last decade that fancy color diamonds are a separate niche, almost non-correlated to white diamonds.”
The FCRF is an independent, non-profit organization formed to promote fair trade, ethics and transparency in the fancy color diamond retail, wholesale and mining industry. The FCRF activity includes the development of innovative research and digital tools that will support the fancy color diamond retail selling process for consumers, retailers and collectors.

Theodor Lisovoy, Rough&Polished, Moscow