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...


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

World's most expensive diamonds unveiled at DJWE

14 february 2024

At $100 mln, the world's most expensive pair of diamonds was unveiled at Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE) last week.

The 20th edition of the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition, the epitome of luxury and design, opened to a huge crowd at the world-class Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC) last Monday.

Valued at nearly $100 million, these gems mark a special moment in luxury jewellery, showcasing impeccable craftsmanship and sustainable sourcing.

Celebrating a milestone of opulence and luxury, the exhibition ran for seven days from February 5 with the participation of over 500 brands from 10 countries.

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