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

New partnership empowers young Saudis in jewellery education

02 august 2023

The Future Institute of Higher Education and Training in Jeddah has recently partnered with Europe’s leading authority in diamond grading, education, and equipment, HRD Antwerp. Their memorandum of understanding signifies a new collaboration focused on nurturing the next generation of talent in Saudi Arabia.

According to Rajaa Moumena, founder of the Future Institute of Higher Education and Training, Saudi entrepreneurs in the jewellery industry can achieve international success with high-quality products. Additionally, Saudi youth can enter the global jewellery industry with internationally recognized qualifications.

Fabio D’Amico, head of the education department at HDR Antwerp, said: “HRD Antwerp is delighted to collaborate with the Future Institute of Higher Education and Training and build on our efforts to provide training and job placement for local talent in the communities where we operate."

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