Edahn Golan: IPO feasible but not Anglo’s preferred way to sell De Beers

Edahn Golan, owner of the eponymous Edahn Golan Diamond Research and Data, told Rough&Polished's Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that while an IPO of De Beers is “feasible,"  he does not think this is a route Anglo American...

17 june 2024

GemsCouture- avant-garde by Victor Moiseikin

Jewelry items and precious souvenirs of the MOISEIKIN jewelry brand are in the museums and private collections of world celebrities, representatives of the political and cultural elite - from Xi Jinping to the British Windsors, from Angela Merkel to...

05 june 2024

Oksana Senatorova: The trend is a decrease in regional jewelry retailers and an increase in large federal store chains

Oksana Senatorova has long been known in the Russian jewelry community as an expert in the jewelry market. During her visit to the Junwex New Russian Style exhibition held in May in St. Petersburg, Oksana Senatorova answered the Rough&Polished correspondent’s...

28 may 2024

De Beers collaborates with sightholders on carbon neutrality

In 2021 De Beers, which has operations in southern Africa and Canada, set an ambitious target of becoming carbon neutral by 2030. The diamond miner had been working with its rough diamond customers known as sightholders to understand their environmental...

20 may 2024

Dr M'zée Fula Ngenge: KP has an opportunity to deliver an updated definition of conflict diamonds

Dr M'zée Fula Ngenge told Rough&Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that the KP has the perfect set of circumstances to restore the certification scheme's credibility by backing, ushering in and implementing an effective traceability solution for the...

13 may 2024

SLGJA signs MOC with USJ to help empower the G&J industry

06 september 2023

Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA) and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJ) entered into a memorandum of cooperation (MOC) to empower the country’s gem and jewellery (G&J) industry on August 23, 2023.

This project was initiated by SLGJA Vice President Lapidary Segment Pinisiri Wijepala and his team, with the objective of uplifting the lapidary segment to international standards and marking the introduction of modern technology with the gem and jewellery industry.

SLGJA President Ajward Deen, SLGJA senior members and members of the lapidary segment were present for the signing at the event. Dr Thilaksiri Bandara, USJ Mechanical Engineering Department said: "We extend our gratitude to all esteemed attendees, especially SLGJA President Ajward Deen. This collaboration between the university and SLGJA presents a remarkable opportunity for synergistic efforts to bolster the economy, fostering increased foreign exchange inflow.”

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