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

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

CIBJO Congress 2023 commences on October, 3 in Jaipur, India

05 october 2023

The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) held its annual Congress for the first time in Jaipur, India, at Fairmont hotel. The Congress is being organised from 3rd to 5th October.

The inaugural session was graced by Shri Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, Mr Gaetano Cavalieri, President, CIBJO; Mr Vipul Shah, Chairman, GJEPC; Mr Pramod Kumar Agarwal, GJEPC; Ms Feriel Zerouki, President, World Diamond Council (WDC); Mr Yoram Dvash, President, World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB); Mr Damien Cody, President, International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA).

CIBJO Congresses serve as the official gathering place for the World Jewellery Confederation’s Assembly of Delegates and are also the venue for the annual meetings of CIBJO’s sectoral commissions, where amendments can be introduced to the organisation’s definitive directories of international industry standards for diamonds, coloured stones, pearls, gem labs, precious metals, coral and responsible sourcing, known as the Blue Books.

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