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

Stargems sets a new benchmark for diamond transparency and accountability

22 january 2024

Stargems Group has become the first tender house to incorporate Sarine Technologies' AutoScan Plus, a system that efficiently registers large amounts of diamonds into the Diamond Journey traceability programme.

The tender house said that the diamonds may be traced, with extra measurements taken during the polishing process, from rough to polished.

Stargems chairperson Shailesh Javeri stated that his company is committed to protecting the “future and intrinsic value of natural diamonds.”

He also said that the organisation is committed to providing a solution that complements G7 regulations and environmental, social and governance (ESG) advancements.

Sarine AutoScan Plus, a very efficient rough diamond parcel registration system, is being lauded as an industry paradigm change.

Its improved price, small design, high productivity, and user-friendly operational interface make it a game-changing option.

Sarine Technologies chief David Block said Stargems' integration of the system represents a watershed moment in the diamond industry, demonstrating their dedication to improved traceability.

Following a successful pilot programme in December, cutting-edge technology was used for Stargems' rough diamond items weighing 1.00 carat and above during the just concluded January tender.

“Stargems continues to position itself as an innovative leader in navigating the evolving dynamics of the diamond market,” it said.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished