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.


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

Eduard Gorodetsky: Currently we see high demand for synthetic diamonds for use in technology segment rather than in jewelry

Director General of the Advanced Synthetic Research Center Eduard Gorodetsky told Rough&Polished about the current situation at the company, new exclusive technologies in the synthesis and production of lab-grown crystals, as well as the Research Center’s...

11 march 2024

ALTR Created Diamonds to participate in the LGD Symposium hosted by DMCC in Dubai on 10 July

05 july 2023

ALTR Created Diamonds, the pioneering lab-grown diamond company, has announced its participation in the world’s-first Lab-Grown Diamond Symposium, hosted by the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) on July 10, 2023. The event is set to bring together global industry leaders, jewellery retailers, financial institutions, governmental stakeholders, diamond growers, and manufacturers to address the unique challenges faced by the lab-grown diamond (LGD) industry and outline a comprehensive action plan for its long-term global growth.

Amish Shah, Founder of ALTR Created Diamonds and J’evar, emphasized the critical nature of the Lab-Grown Diamond Symposium, stating, "This symposium marks a pivotal moment for the lab-grown diamond industry. I would like to thank Ahmed Sultan Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and CEO of DMCC for taking this initiative and bringing everyone together under one roof. I am confident that this innovative interaction-based education-driven conference will help in evolving the stakeholders in the category and uplifting substantial long-term growth with value creation."

“I am honoured to speak at the Marketing and Branding Panel that will focus on value creation for the Lab Grown Diamond category through education, brand building, design, artificial intelligence, sustainability, and marketing. I look forward to sharing my 17-year journey from the world’s first Lab Grown Diamond Fine Jewellery collection in 2006 to the most recent usage of Artificial Intelligence through ALTR’s own proprietary tool for designing jewellery focused on sustainably produced jewellery with lab-grown diamonds grown with renewable solar energy and crafted with recycled gold.”

ALTR Created Diamonds is excited about the potential business opportunities in the Middle East. The company is actively looking to expand its footprint in the region by powering existing domestic jewellery brands with its OEM Loose Diamond and Jewelry Division and distribution through luxury partner stores for its Consumer brand J’evar.

By participating in the Lab-Grown Diamond Symposium and leveraging the platform provided by DMCC, ALTR Created Diamonds aims to strengthen its presence in the Middle East and establish itself as a preferred partner in the region.

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