Part 1: KPCSC gives insight into illegal diamond mining, trading in Africa

Although the diamond watchdog Kimberley Process (KP) prides itself for significantly reducing the flow of conflict goods since its establishment in 2003, the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC) alleged that illegal diamond...

18 october 2021

The jewelry industry in Russia needs to be upgraded in a serious way

Dina Nasyrova is a vice-president of the International Jewelry Exhibition-Congress J-1 recently hosted by the Atrium of Gostiny Dvor in Moscow. As a partner and the Muse of the famous jeweler Ilgiz Fazulzyanov, she actively participated in the preparation...

11 october 2021

Smiling Rocks, a philanthropic business model, inspires companies to work for betterment of the world

Zulu Ghevriya, the CEO and Co-Founder of Smiling Rocks, Founder of Vedantti Jewellery and Managing Director of Prism Group has been in the diamond and jewellery industry for over 20 years. Zulu started his business, Prism Group, as a natural diamond...

04 october 2021

Work hard and you will find success

Eduard Utkin, Director General of the “Jewellers’ Guild of Russia” Association, expert of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Committee on Precious Metals and Precious Stones, told R&P about implementing the SIIS PMPS (State Integrated Information...

27 september 2021

GOLDNET.MARKET - “We want and are working to provide business with the opportunity to develop a lot of activity areas”

Today, almost all jewellery companies have their own wholesale websites, online stores, and social media pages. But a year ago, GOLDNET.MARKET, the first jewellery wholesale marketplace appeared in Russia, a new effective tool for the jewellery market...

20 september 2021

CIBJO Congress 2015 to set off in Brazil on May 4

30 april 2015
The 2015 CIBJO Congress, set to open in Salvador, Brazil, on May 4, will include a series of meeting of different working groups called sectors and commissions, each of which will focus on a different sector or field of interest in the jewellery industry.
Meanwhile, agendas and all related documentation for the various sessions and meetings that will take place during the event are now available online from the dedicated congress website.
Serving as the official venue for the meeting of the CIBJO Assembly of Delegates, the CIBJO Congress gathers the members of national jewellery and gemstone associations from more than 40 countries and representatives of many of the industry's most important commercial bodies. During the event, the organisation's Diamond, Coloured Stones, Pearl, Precious Metals and Gemmological Blue Books, which are industry's most widely accepted directories of uniform grading standards and nomenclature, are discussed and updated. This congress will see the introduction of a Coral Blue Book.
This is the first time that a CIBJO Congress is taking place in Latin America. The previous CIBJO Congress 2014 was held in Moscow and was aimed to deal with the issues concerning the international diamond, gemstone and pearl industries, gem labs and precious metals companies.

Theodor Lisovoy, Rough&Polished, Moscow