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

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

SAIF Zone Authority takes part in the 53rd Watch & Jewellery Middle East Show

31 january 2024

The Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) Authority is taking part in the 53rd Watch & Jewellery Middle East Show which is held under the patronage of H H Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah from 13th January through 4th February 2024. The exhibition is showcasing opulent displays of gold, precious stones, and jewellery by over 500 exhibitors and elite global brands in the sector.

SAIF Zone Authority highlights viable investment prospects in gold and jewellery manufacturing within the Emirate of Sharjah, along with the concessions available at its Gold, Diamond, and Commodities Park. The park plays host to an ever-rising number of global companies specialising in gold and diamond production and manufacturing, offering an ideal environment for investors and traders in precious stones who are looking to expand their businesses and enter global markets, thanks to the exceptional amenities and top-notch services it offers.

Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of SAIF Zone, said the Zone’s participation in the Watch & Jewellery Middle East Show, one of the biggest events of its kind across the Middle East and North Africa, attests to its relentless efforts to draw in a range of global companies to establish their businesses in Sharjah.

"By participating in the Show, we at SAIF Zone affirm our commitment to creating an exemplar environment for attracting investments to Sharjah. We are especially focused on appealing to companies operating in gold and precious stones, many of which have their regional headquarters at our Gold, Diamond, and Commodities Park," he said.

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