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

GJEPC conducts a seminar to help Indian companies gain AEO status

19 march 2024

Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) recently conducted an Outreach Program to help Indian companies engaged in international trade obtain a status of Authorized Economic Operators (AEO) which would enhance their relations with customs.

AEO are parties involved in the international movement of goods on behalf of a national customs administration as complying with World Customs Organization standards, such as manufacturers, importers, exporters, brokers, carriers and others.

According to GJEPC, the event was held in Bharat Diamond Bourse on 18th March, 2024, and brought together industry stakeholders keen on navigating the complexities of AEO certification. The program aimed to streamline efforts within the sector by empowering individuals and firms with the knowledge and resources necessary to obtain AEO status.

Amit Choudhary, Deputy Commissioner, Directorate of International Customs, provided attendees with expert perspectives and clarifying queries related to obtaining AEO status, and spoke about customs practices and achievements in detail.

The Outreach Program garnered positive feedback from the 120+ attendees, who expressed appreciation for the valuable insights gained and the opportunity to connect with peers in the industry.

Theodor Lisovoy, Editor in Chief of the European bureau, Rough&Polished