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

Maharashtra's Jewellery Park and CFC to contribute $75 bn exports by 2030

08 january 2024

India's Maharashtra State Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis stated that the Gems & Jewellery Park in Navi Mumbai and the Common Facility Centre (CFC) at Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone (SEEPZ) Special Economic Zone will contribute $75 bn to India’s export goal by 2030.

While speaking at the inauguration of the India International Jewellery Trade Show (IIJS) 2024 in Goregaon, Mumbai, Fadnavis emphasized that these initiatives will establish a new ecosystem in the gems and jewelry industry, ensuring Maharashtra’s continued prominence as a leading exporter.

The completion of the Common Facility Centre (CFC) at SEEPZ in just 17 months will enable exporters, particularly in the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector, to experience hassle-free shipment and paperwork.

Expressing gratitude to the Maharashtra Government for its support, Mr Vipul Shah, Chairman of Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, stated that the jewelry park in Navi Mumbai will serve as a one-stop-shop. It will offer Single Window Clearance for government approvals under the Maitri Policy, streamlining and expediting processes. This groundbreaking initiative aims to boost manufacturing capacity, promote technological advancements, and offer extensive skill development opportunities, he added.

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