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

Solitario - World's first lab-grown jewellery brand featured on Burj Khalifa in Dubai

08 february 2024

Solitario, a leading jewellery brand known for its exceptional lab-grown diamonds of superior quality, recently introduced its latest line during a spectacular launch event beneath the gleaming lights of Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi, alongside CEO of Solitario, Ricky Vasandani and Co-Founder of Solitario, Satish Daryanani, announced the brand's launch in Dubai.

Solitario, heralded as timeless sustainable luxury, proudly expands its international presence with the launch of its fourth outpost, set to grace Dubai Hills on February 23, 2024. With a flourishing presence across 10 stores in India and strategic presence in Spain, Nigeria and the Bahamas, Solitario has become a beacon of ethical elegance. The latest collection has a diverse range of earrings, necklaces and rings.

Solitario is a homegrown diamond brand offering exclusive lab-grown diamond jewellery. The brand is pioneering the lab-grown diamond industry in India with the latest machinery and state-of-the-art cutting and processing units.

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