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...

16 april 2024

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

India's c&p diamond export dips 32%, rough import too decreases by 14% in December 2023

18 january 2024

India’s overall gross export of Cut & Polished diamonds at $862.48 mn in the month of DEC 2023 is showing a decline of 32% as compared to $1270.36 mn for DEC 2022, according to data released by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India.

The overall gross Imports of Cut & Polished diamonds at $254.18 mn in month of DEC 2023 is showing a growth of 148.5% as compared to $102.3 mn for the same period of previous year.

The overall gross Imports of Cut & Polished diamonds in DTA at $49.46 mn is showing a growth of 23.4% as compared to $40 for the same period of DEC 2023.

The overall gross Imports of Cut & Polished diamonds in SEZ at $204.72 mn is showing a growth of 229% as compared to $62.23 for the same period of DEC 2023.

The overall gross Exports of Cut & Polished diamonds in APR 2023 - DEC 2023 stood at $11926.1 mn, a decline of 28.3% as compared to $16625.45 mn for the same period of previous year.

The overall gross Imports of Cut & Polished diamonds in APR 2023 - DEC 2023 amounted to $1495.33 mn, a growth of 43% as compared to $1046.06 mn for the same period of previous year.

The overall gross Imports of Cut & Polished diamonds in DTA in APR 2023 - DEC 2023 was $318.87 mn, a decline of 14.3% as compared to $371.84 mn for the same period of APR 2022 - DEC 2022.

The overall gross Imports of Cut & Polished diamonds in SEZ at $1176.46 mn is showing a growth of 74.5% as compared to $674.22 mn for the same period of APR 2022 - DEC 2022.

The overall gross import of Rough diamonds for DEC 2023 shows a decline of 14% at $1310.40 mn as compared to $1525.15 mn for the same month of 2022.

Gross Imports of rough diamonds at $10104.28 mn in APR 2023 - DEC 2023 have shown a decline of 23.5% compared with the imports at $13209.65 mn for previous year.

Provisional gross export of Polished Lab Grown Diamonds for the period DEC 2023 at $83.51 mn shows decline of 18.5% over the comparative figure of $102.41 mn for previous year.

Provisional gross export of Polished Lab Grown Diamonds for the period APR 2023 - DEC 2023 at $1024.6 mn shows decline of 23% over the comparative figure of $1330.18 mn for previous year.

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