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

Sarine's new planning software to boost polished diamond value by 5%

05 february 2024

Israel-based diamond tech company Sarine claims that its new planning software will revolutionize the process of rough diamond planning, potentially adding up to 5% to the value of the resulting polished stone.

Named Most Valuable Planning (MVP), this fully-automated cloud-based service will be introduced as an optional feature for Sarine’s Advisor 8.0 rough planning software package. Initially designed for diamonds under 0.50 carats, MVP is slated for expansion to cover the 50-90 points range later in 2024, with further extensions planned for 2025.

Sarine’s CEO, David Block, said: “The MVP is a development we have been working on for years, which has now reached maturity due also to advances in cloud computing. We are already running demos in India and have a backlog of interested customers through the end of the quarter and into Q2.”

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