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.


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

GJEPC holds 4th Ed of 'India Gold and Jewellery Summit' in New Delhi

25 january 2024

The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC) held the fourth edition of its industry focused ‘India Gold and Jewellery Summit’ (IGJS) from January 23 to 24, to bring together the national jewellery industry and discuss ways to increase growth.

The fourth India Gold and Jewellery Summit 2024 was unveiled at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi on January 23, 2024. The GJEPC leadership team who were present to celebrate the occasion include Shri Vipul Shah, chairman, Shri Kirit Bhansali, Vice chairman, Dr Nawal Kishore Agarwal, convener, Jewellery Panel Committee, GJEPC, Shri Anil Sankhwal, convener, Studded Jewellery Panel Committee, GJEPC, Ashok Seth, regional chairman, Northern Region, GJEPC and Shri Sabyasachi Ray, executive director.

The event was carried out with lead partner the World Gold Council and co-partners ECGC, SBI, and Fischer. The initiative was supported by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India and the National Gems and Jewellery Council of India.

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