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

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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

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

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11 march 2024

STPL CEO Rahul Gaywala Honoured as "CEO of the Year" by ASSOCHAM

24 august 2023

rahul_gaywala_xxc.pngSahajanand Technologies Pvt Ltd. (STPL), a Surat-based global leader in various kinds of technology solutions for diamond industry, has earned yet another prestigious award. This time, the company's CEO Mr Rahul Gaywala has been honoured as the "CEO of the Year" award by The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), says a press release from STPL.

The prestigious national award was presented to Mr Gaywala at a ceremony held in Kolkata on August 18, 2023. The award is part of the 8th edition of the TechMeet & Technology Excellence Awards, initiated by ASSOCHAM, India.

Mr Gaywala has been with the Sahajanand Group since 1993. He oversees the global operations of the company, including business development, R&D, production, and supply chain; but technological advancement is very close to his heart.

In the past three decades, he has been instrumental in steering STPL towards transforming the diamond industry from a labour-intensive industry to a high-tech, automated engineering industry.

Overseeing the growth of the company, Mr Gaywala has always focused on finding ways to transform entire industries and ensuring large-scale benefits to the society and nation.

Mr Gaywala is passionate about creating and empowering teams to drive future-ready product innovation, expand STPL's global business, and establish the company as a globally renowned leader in the provision of innovative laser solutions in the diamond sector.

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