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...


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

TAGS opens world-class tender facility in Almas Tower, Dubai

22 august 2023

Trans Atlantic Gem Sales Ltd (TAGS) has opened its State-of-the-art tender/auction facility on the 16th floor of the Almas Tower, Dubai. Their facility’s cutting-edge design occupies 400 square metres, and offers 22 spacious and fully equipped showing rooms, combining ultra-modern design with functional practicality.

With new integrated technologies, TAGS has improved not only its internal systems but also its distribution efficiencies, enabling them to deliver a world-class buying experience that redefines industry standards.

TAGS began operations as the first company to host regular sales events in Dubai in 2017. With the unwavering support of the Chairman and CEO of DMCC, Ahmed bin Sulayem, their dedicated staff, partners, and stakeholders, the company has witnessed exponential growth, which has culminated in a significant investment in this new facility, which stands as a symbol of innovation, collaboration, and growth, according to a press release from the company.

TAGS also firmly believes that it will continue to play a significant role in maintaining Dubai as the world’s leading rough diamond destination and welcome new customers, and producer partners looking to maximise value and embrace the core values of integrity, transparency, and excellence in the global diamond market.

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