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

India's 'Solitario' brand enters the Spanish market

30 june 2023

A leading luxury jewellery brand from India that offers lab-grown diamonds has entered the Spanish market by launching a flagship store in Marbella. The store at La Selva of the Puente Romano Hotel was launched with the showcase of an exclusive diamond jewellery collection ‘Sí by Solitario’.

Commenting on the launch, Ricky Hiro Vasandani, co-founder of Solitario said, “We are thrilled to bring Solitario’s sustainable diamonds to Spain. Our creations epitomize the perfect blend of luxury, craftsmanship, and ethical responsibility.”

“Solitario offers sustainable diamonds – no mining, no emissions, no guilt. We invite jewellery enthusiasts and advocates of sustainable living to explore the Sí by Solitario collection and join us in our pursuit of a more ethical and sparkling future,” he added.

Founded by Ricky Hiro Vasandani, actor Vivek Oberoi and Satish Daryanani, Solitario claims to be the first luxury brand specializing in lab-grown diamonds. It sells through its flagship stores across India.

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