Varvara Dmitrieva: The jewelry industry of Yakutia is distinguished by its creativity, unique cultural code and conservation of traditions

Varvara Dmitrieva, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Precious Stones and Metals Processing Technologies of the North-Eastern Federal University, told Rough&Polished about the results of the Forum of jewelry Craftsmanship and the prospects...

16 april 2024

Valery Budny: There is no strategy and legislation in Russia enabling the full cycle processing of precious raw materials within the country

Valery Budny, Head of the Jewelry Russia program and CEO of the JUNWEX media holding, told Rough&Polished about the results of the meeting and pressing issues in the precious metals and precious stones (PMPS) and the jewelry sectors.

11 april 2024

Paul Zimnisky: Natural diamonds face the risk of eroding their appeal if constantly discounted

New York-based independent diamond and jewellery analyst and consultant Paul Zimnisky told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that the industry should do away with discounts. He said the industry should treat natural diamonds...

01 april 2024

Edahn Golan: Lab-grown diamond prices to continue declining

In an exclusive interview with Rough&Polished's Mathew Nyaungwa, Edahn Golan, proprietor of the eponymous Edahn Golan Diamond Research and Data, predicted that the prices of lab-grown diamonds would continue to decline, especially at the retail and...

25 march 2024

ADPA’s Ellah Muchemwa: G7 restrictions to bring extra costs from diamond mining to retail

The African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA), which has openly registered its disdain for the G7’s rough diamond trade restrictions, is of the opinion that the move will bring extra costs on all stages, from mining to retail. ADPA executive...

18 march 2024

The ‘Jewels of Emirates’ Show ends on a successful note

07 june 2023
The fourth edition of the "Jewels of Emirates" show in Sharjah concluded successfully, attracting a significant number of visitors and establishing itself as a prominent platform in the world of luxury jewellery.
It featured renowned local brands specializing in gold, silver, diamonds, and precious stones, alongside talented Emirati gold and jewellery designers. Attendees had the opportunity to explore exquisite craftsmanship and unique designs, including the highly acclaimed "burqa collection" that received international recognition and a one-of-a-kind ruby valued at $1mn. The event also celebrated Emirati heritage through the display of traditional gold works and jewellery, showcasing the authenticity and artistic creativity of young Emirati designers.
Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, said, “Another successful edition of the 'Jewels of Emirates' show has concluded, building on its previous success and reflecting its pivotal role in fostering the sustainability of our local gold industry and trade."
“The remarkable turnout of visitors at the exhibition this year is yet another testament to its success in meeting public expectations and its significance in supporting the local gold market, enabling it to keep pace with the rising demand for gold consumption, which saw a remarkable 33 percent increase to 55.3 tonnes in 2022, compared to 41.6 tonnes in 2021," Al Midfa added.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough&Polished