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

Christie’s Hong Kong presents largest fancy intense pink diamond to be put on auction in November

09 october 2023

Christie’s Hong Kong presented the The Pink Supreme, the largest fancy intense pink internally flawless diamond to ever appear at auction.

The Pink Supreme is a phenomenal 15.48 carat fancy intense pink internally flawless Type IIa diamond ring. A true rarity, The Pink Supreme’s sensational ‘Fancy Intense’ pink hue is a distinction only a fraction of pink diamonds achieve from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), and its Type IIa classification represents less than a mere 2% of all gem diamonds.

Impressive in size, graded Internally Flawless and cut and design with expert craftsmanship, this is a pink diamond of unparalleled beauty and a true optical masterpiece. The price estimate of the piece is valued at $9,000,000 – $12,000,000.

Christie’s preview ran from 4 - 7 October in Hong Kong, while the live auction is scheduled to take place on 27 November, at Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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