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

Expo Centre Sharjah set to host 52nd Watch & Jewellery Middle East Show

22 september 2023

Expo Centre Sharjah is ready to host the 52nd edition of the Watch & Jewellery Middle East Show, taking place from 27th September to 1st October, 2023. 

Backed by the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), the highly anticipated event will bring together over 500 local and international exhibitors under one roof.

The exhibition will feature renowned specialists in the global gold and jewellery sector, as well as leading brands in the realms of gold, diamonds, and watches that will unveil exclusive designs for the fall and winter seasons of 2023-2024 within an expansive area spanning 30,000 square metres.

The event will welcome participants from various countries, including Bahrain, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom, USA and Yemen.

Saif Mohammed Al Midfa, CEO of Expo Centre Sharjah, highlighted the show's significance as one of the most important specialised exhibitions in the Middle East and North Africa dedicated to gold and jewelry. The event is expected to draw an impressive number of enthusiasts keen to explore the latest international designs in the industry, along with developments in luxury jewellery, watches, precious stones, and diamond jewellery.

Andrey Polyakov, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau in Dubai, UAE, for Rough & Polished