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LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | SEP 2018

De Beers approach to synthetics, and what it could mean

In the latest Rapaport magazine (July 2018 edition), Martin Rapaport wrote an opinion piece titled “De Beers’ Synthetics”. A summary of his article is...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | AUG 2018

Is a great location a substitute for social media?

I recently had a chat with a well-known jewellery retailer who was quite emphatic when I asked the question “what do you do in the social media space ...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | JUL 2018

What is this bloody Omni-Channel?

I thought I understood this term. All of our marketing messages and branding were aligned. Whether we were communicating on social media or anywhere e...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | JUL 2018

Segmenting Generation XYZ -  An Alternative View

Lately, I am confronted by the amount of material targeted at marketing to millennials. I’m sure many would agree that focusing squarely on this segme...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | JUN 2018

Where will your business be in 5 years?

The Australian Bureau of Statistics noted that in 2011 there were 2.1 million trading businesses in Australia and 96% of them were considered small bu...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | MAY 2018

Is Jewellery Retail Dying?

There are solutions. I know this is such an ominous question, but it’s like the elephant in the room, someone has to ask it. Hard-core reality, yes, t...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | FEB 2018

Is there a future for a young diamantaire?

As many of you may recall the WFDB created a group to engage young diamantaires around the world in a conversation and with meetings held in some of t...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | JAN 2018

Why do we have a WFDB? and why create a Young Diamantaires group?

Industries need representation for the following reasons;  When the business world intersects with governments, in terms of assets, like mining or geo...

LATEST NEWS | AWARENESS | NOV 2017

How do you get your customers attention?

How do you get your customers attention? The world we live in today is full of noise. Noise that didn’t exist 10 to 20 years ago. So, companies are ha...

LATEST NEWS | ANT FINANCIAL | NOV 2017

What did I learn at Harvard?

I was recently fortunate enough to be invited to the GIA Leadership Program at Harvard Business School. The course was a tremendous opportunity to int...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | JUN 2017

Artificial Intelligence? What does it mean, to our industry?

Artificial Intelligence? What does it mean, to our industry? It’s a term you hear wherever you go, and it’s becoming more and more talked about. So I ...

LATEST NEWS | DDCA | APR 2017

Where are we going?

  In 2008, Australia was accepted into the World Federation of Diamond Bourses and it was my first introduction to an organization which covered the g...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | JAN 2017

Blockchain: Disrupting the diamond industry like never before.

I will assume many of you have heard about Blockchain and no, it’s not jewellery. For those who haven’t heard about it or are unsure, Blockchain is te...

LATEST NEWS | INDUSTRY ADVICE | NOV 2016

Luxury – is this really the business you are in?

I just read an article which asked leaders and CEO's what their definition of luxury was. Consistently the response focused on experiences. Whether it...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | NOV 2016

The Young Diamantaires… it’s just the beginning.

Leading a small team from the promotions committee of the WFDB, we concluded at the World Diamond Congress in Dubai of June this year that we would cr...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | NOV 2016

Photo - The WDM Executive Committee at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gems Fair

From left: Sanjay Anandlal Kothari, Bharat Diamond Bourse (attending on behalf of WDM Board Member Anoop Mehta); Louise Prior, Executive Director, WFD...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | AUG 2016

The roBOTS of Customer Service

"M", the Facebook Messenger Personal Assistant. As I’ve written in many previous articles the need to continually learn is imperative and never-ending...

LATEST NEWS | DDCA | JUL 2016

Show me is good, but teach me is great.

The diamond industry is clearly in a state of flux as each of us try and find our niche to carve out business. Fortunately, the diamond industry has t...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | JUL 2016

Social Media Report & Young Diamantaires Announcement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7eaXgCpsLg My presentation of the committee report at the World Diamond Congress in Dubai, 2016. See the press releas...

LATEST NEWS | INDUSTRY ADVICE | APR 2016

Don't Sell - The Customer Should Want to Buy.

What do we look to achieve when hiring new staff? Do we take on those with extensive knowledge or teach them our way from the start? Perhaps we should...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | MAR 2016

What inspires you?

Inspecting a 100ct crystal of diamond with Dieter Hahn More importantly: are you inspired? It’s so critical to search for what inspires us. Without in...

LATEST NEWS | INDUSTRY ADVICE | FEB 2016

And you thought you had good service!

   A stunning sunset view from the hotel.   I recently came back from an incredible holiday in India where I experienced the best hotel service I have...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | FEB 2016

Where are we headed?

   Where are we headed?   Wouldn't it be great if we could look into a crystal ball and find those answers? How about the next best thing... ask Googl...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | JAN 2016

Significant Investor Visa Garners Interest from Diamantaires

WFDB influence extends further than you might think. Recently while having a cup of coffee with a few colleagues, we discussed how fortunate we were l...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | NOV 2015

Cyber Crime in the Jewellery Industry

There isn't anyone I know who hasn't had some sort of cyber fraud inflicted on them, or at least knows someone close to them who hasn't suffered a los...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | NOV 2015

Is the diamond system broken?

Rob Bates from JCK wrote a very good article titled “The Diamond Selling System Is Broken. Can It Be Fixed?” The focus of Rob’s article was very much ...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | NOV 2015

What advice would you give your children?

If today your son or daughter asked you should they go into the diamond and jewellery industry what advice would you give them? Would you be enthusias...

LATEST NEWS | INDUSTRY ADVICE | AUG 2015

Like Father, Like Son... OR DAUGHTER

In previous articles I have written about succession in a business, but as my own kids get older I am reflecting on my experiences in the family busin...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | JUL 2015

Where is the World of Diamonds Today?

I'm sitting on the plane having left Tel Aviv after completed a marathon 3 days at the Presidents meeting of the WFDB. On the seat to my left is Paul ...

LATEST NEWS | DDCA | MAY 2015

The Rapaport Interview

This interview was published last friday. Australia’s diamond trading community is relatively small but it operates in a stable and mature market. The...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | MAR 2015

Innovative Tech in the Jewellery World

For those who know me, know that I love technology and that I am constantly searching out the latest gadgets. I recently purchased a fabulous little t...

LATEST NEWS | DDCA | FEB 2015

Why am I a member of the Diamond Dealers Club of Australia?

Click to see the full-sized image. The following article was recently published in the Jewellers Trade Magazine I had intentions of writing a very dif...

LATEST NEWS | DDCA | FEB 2015

Pure Gold and WDM Authorized Dealer Programme - New Press Release

After years of hard work it's just fantastic to see the investment paying off, with Pure Gold Group as the first to adopt WDM’s Authorised Diamond Dea...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | JAN 2015

First Jeweller to Adopt World Diamond Mark Authorized Dealer Program

Announcing the first jeweller to adopt the WDM: Pure Gold Jewellers. Pure Gold Jewellers is an award-winning jewellery retailer with 100 stores across...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | DEC 2014

Marketing Natural vs Synthetic Diamonds

This story makes an excellent case study in the marketing of natural vs synthetic diamonds. "...a young man proposed at an American football game with...

LATEST NEWS | JEWELLERY INDUSTRY | NOV 2014

Chiswick Event with Matthew Ely

Yesterday I attended the launch of Mathew Ely’s new boutique in Woollahra. The event was held at Chiswick gardens restaurant across the road. It was a...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | OCT 2014

WDMF and Turkish Jewellery Exporters Association sign MoU, launch World Diamond Magazine at Istanbul Jewellery Show

WDM Press Release - Hong Kong, SAR, China - October 21, 2014: The World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDMF), and the Turkish Jewellery Exporters Associatio...

LATEST NEWS | DDCA | OCT 2014

Working Together

Synthetic diamonds will become a significant product in the diamond market place and will continue to do so over time. This is not a problem but an op...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | SEP 2014

Rapnet bans EGL Certs and Green Diamonds

The Rapaport group will no longer accept EGL grading certificates for use in Rapnet, the world's largest diamond trading network. This move emphasises...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | AUG 2014

Why Do Businesses Fail?

  In this last few months we have seen two of the most reputable diamond dealers in Australia close their doors, and we the Australian diamond industr...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | JUL 2014

Why doesn't the bridal jewellery market open its eyes?

   "...design has a strong influence in the bridal and engagement ring market.”   BELOW IS A QUOTE FROM AN INTERVIEW with Paola Deluca, a creative dir...

LATEST NEWS | UNCATEGORIZED | JUL 2014

I could become the biggest diamond producer ever if...

...I just had access to this planet :) Twice the radius of Earth, eight times the mass, and the surface is covered in graphite and diamond instead of ...

LATEST NEWS | UNCATEGORIZED | JUN 2014

The 36TH WORLD DIAMOND CONGRESS

Rami Baron and Minister, the Hon Walter K Chidhakwa I write this article whilst in Antwerp Belgium as we come to the close of the 36th World Diamond C...

LATEST NEWS | PURCHASE ADVICE | MAY 2014

DON'T BE FOOLED: Warranty is NOT Insurance

WARRANTY is intended to cover consumers for manufacturing defects for a limited time. It's a guarantee that a product has been made correctly, that yo...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | MAY 2014

The industry needs a change of pace in diamond advertising

Via Rough & Polished: Generic advertising needs a change of pace compared to the De Beers era. This will be an arduous challenge for the WDM, a challe...

LATEST NEWS | INDUSTRY ADVICE | APR 2014

Why is Business this Hard… or is it?

What is your Unique Selling Proposition (USP)? I field calls and have coffee with many retailers every week who pose this question or multiple variati...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | MAR 2014

The WFDB Asian Summit 2014

This March summit was hosted by the Singapore Diamond Exchange. Aside from a tremendous Asian summit, the SDE also hosted the WFDB executive committee...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | MAR 2014

Press Release - WFDB EXCO Meeting and Asian Summit conclude in Singapore

Press Release - The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) concluded a two-day Executive Committee Meeting and Asian Summit in Singapore on the 27...

LATEST NEWS | DDCA | FEB 2014

Opportunities for DDCA and Jewellery Industry (Diamond Dealers Club of Australia)

The following is my recent interview regarding the DDCA, published in the Jan/Feb issue of Jewellery World What were the biggest highlights for the DD...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | JAN 2014

World Diamond Mark Foundation to hold seminar at Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair

Press Release - World Diamond Mark Foundation to hold seminar at ADTF, to be conducted jointly by WFDB president and WDMF chair Antwerp, Belgium - Jan...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | NOV 2013

Every bourse to receive synthetic diamond detection machine

My recent interview with Jeweller Magazine regarding the synthetic diamond detection machines which will be made available to each and every bourse me...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | NOV 2013

Synthetic Diamonds – Nightmare or Nightingale?

Gemmologist Kym Hughes examines a gem under her stereo microscope. Just as in medicine, man's desire to reproduce mother nature's greatest creations i...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | NOV 2013

Response to "The Diamond Industry’s ‘Crisis’ of Silence"

  From the article "The Diamond Industry’s ‘Crisis’ of Silence" "...nefarious ways of manipulating the diamond supply and the price of diamonds will c...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | NOV 2013

Synthetic Diamonds, Contentious Reports and the Next Generation

I’ve recently returned from the UK having attended the WFDB Executive meeting held at the London Diamond Bourse in Hatton Garden. Flying 30 hours to a...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | OCT 2013

How Diamond Dealers Stay Competitive in a Global Marketplace

At the 2013 JAA Jewellery Fair in Sydney, I asked three diamond dealers about the current challenges of the diamond industry, and how they manage to s...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | SEP 2013

Diamond Federation of Hong Kong, leading Chinese jewellers meet with World Diamond Mark Foundation for talks

From left: Mr. Paul Lau, Hon. Secretary of Diamond Federation of Hong Kong; Michael K.K. Woo, of Woo Leung Lee Jewellery Co Ltd.; Suresh Hathiramani, ...

LATEST NEWS | WORLD DIAMOND MARK | SEP 2013

World Diamond Mark Gathers Support - Jeweller Magazine

Jeweller Magazine reports on the response following my presentation at the JAA fair in Sydney on September 1st: The World Diamond Mark is rapidly gain...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | AUG 2013

U.S. Diamond Industry Leadership Pledges Support for World Diamond Mark

[video width="600" height="400" ]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syiBV7ADiKU[/video] WDMF Chair Alex Popov speaking about his efforts  on behalf of th...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | AUG 2013

Four of the most influential Diamond Industry Leaders: a Snapshot 2013

This week I'm excited to share with you a number of interviews, exclusive interviews which I've had with key people in the diamond industry. We're goi...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | AUG 2013

International Jewellery Fair Presentation

I'll be giving a presentation at the International Jewellery Fair in Sydney at 12pm on Sunday, September 1st, unveiling our plans for the World Diamon...

LATEST NEWS | WORLD DIAMOND MARK | AUG 2013

Alex Popov on the World Diamond Mark

Rough & Polished (www.rough-polished.com) did this excellent interview with Alex Popov, chairman of the WDMF: Last year, the World Federation of Diamo...

LATEST NEWS | WORLD DIAMOND MARK | AUG 2013

World Diamond Mark News and Media Coverage Roundup

World Diamond Mark press releases published on this blog:World Diamond Mark Foundation delegation visits India Indian diamond industry commits its sup...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | AUG 2013

Questions of trust between diamond retailers and consumers

The following is an excerpt from an article published in Jeweller Magazine where I was asked some questions about certification and customer confidenc...

LATEST NEWS | WORLD DIAMOND MARK | AUG 2013

Indian diamond industry commits its support for World Diamond Mark

Anoop Mehta News Release -  Mumbai, India - August 8, 2013: The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and the Bharat Diamond Bourse have co...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | AUG 2013

World Diamond Mark Presentation - WFDB Presidents Congress Turkey

[video width="620" height="349" ]http://youtu.be/USXhnzD68dI[/video] The World Diamond Mark is hoped to be the beginning of a new era in the diamond i...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | AUG 2013

World Diamond Mark Foundation delegation visits India

  Rami Baron, president of the Diamond Dealers Club of Australia and a core member of the founding committee of World Diamond Mark project, speaking d...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | AUG 2013

The Diamond Baron visits the Jewellers of the Grand Bazaar

In this video I take a walk through the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey, and interview some of the jewellers there who show me their beautiful diamon...

LATEST NEWS | INDUSTRY ADVICE | JUL 2013

THE SWING IS IN YOUR FAVOUR - DON’T MISS THE BOAT

The Knot, one of the most influential bridal magazines in America  recently published the results of their latest survey (click here to read a summary...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | JUL 2013

Diamond Industry Growth and Opportunity

Rio Tinto, the third largest producer of rough diamonds, has predicted that global demand for diamonds will rise into the foreseeable future while oth...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | JUL 2013

Presidents Congress Istanbul Turkey 2013

The Grand Bazaar Istanbul Turkey I recently returned from the WFDB president Congress in Istanbul Turkey. Coming to this part of the world is always f...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | JUN 2013

2013 WFDB President Meeting Press Release

  The Istanbul Blue Mosque CC-BY Arian Zwegers via Wikimedia Commons   Press Release: The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) presidents meetin...

LATEST NEWS | NEWS | JUN 2013

Returning from Istanbul

For the last few days I've been in Istanbul for the 2013 WFDB & IDMA President's Meeting. If you're watching the news, you might have noticed some int...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | JUN 2013

Consumers Want Diamonds With a Story, not 4Cs

  A ring featuring 3 Forevermark diamonds.   Here is an excerpt from another article by Jeweller Magazine in which I was contacted for my comments: Re...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | JUN 2013

Rio Tinto launches online auction system

  Jeweller Magazine asked for my thoughts on how Rio Tinto's new diamond-selling system would impact the industry. See my response in the second half ...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | MAY 2013

Create Desire, and it has no limits.

  The Bulgari blue diamond ring circa 1965 sold for 5 times estimated value   How does an item of jewellery go from $2million to $9 million? Recently ...

LATEST NEWS | INDUSTRY ADVICE | APR 2013

Who will take over your business?

  I remember when I was a teenager, there were snippets of conversations around the dinner table as to who would take over our family jewellery busine...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | APR 2013

Where do synthetic diamonds sit today?

A 1.07 ct., G color, IF clarity untreated synthetic diamond. Synthetic diamonds have been manufactured for over 20 years. In the last few years the te...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | APR 2013

Interview with gemmologist and valuer Kym Hughes

Kym Hughes owns and operates the only Fourier Transform Infra-Red Spectrometer in the Australian gem testing and jewellery industry. I interviewed her...

LATEST NEWS | UNCATEGORIZED | APR 2013

Cause-related marketing is a Win-Win

An early example of cause-related marketing: the AMEX campaign to restore the Statue of Liberty. Cause-related marketing is not a fix, but a way to au...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | MAR 2013

WFDB Asian Summit 2013, Tokyo Japan

Three Geisha Women Its difficult to explain the inner pleasure one derives from seeing the camaraderie of your colleagues at a gathering such as this....

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | MAR 2013

WFDB Asian Summit 2013 Press Release

The following is a press release from the WFDB about the Asian Summit which I attended recently. A very successful Asian Summit was hosted 3-4 March b...

LATEST NEWS | WORLD DIAMOND MARK | MAR 2013

Gold Coast WDM Presentation

Just gave another presentation with the World Diamond Mark to a 300 member buying group at the Versace Hotel on the Gold Coast in Queensland Australia...

LATEST NEWS | INDUSTRY ADVICE | MAR 2013

Operation Sparkle reveals faults in jewellery retail industry

...most problems involved refund signage, with non-compliant signs including: No refunds on discounted/sale items or No refunds after 7 days or No ref...

LATEST NEWS | JEWELLERY INDUSTRY | MAR 2013

Stefano Canturi, the maestro of cubism.

Cubism Diamond Signature Ring by Stefano Canturi. In a recent Qantas in-flight magazine I was reading about Stefano Canturi, an incredible jeweller wh...

LATEST NEWS | JEWELLERY INDUSTRY | MAR 2013

The Benefits and Challenges of CAD in the Jewellery Industry

Danielle Rose at her CAD station Recently the Q Report team interviewed one of our Q Certified Jewellers - CAD (Computer Aided Design) specialist Dani...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | FEB 2013

World Federation of Diamond Bourses - Awaken the Giant

In February I returned from Antwerp having attended my first board meeting for 2013 as an elected member of the Executive Committee of this organisati...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | FEB 2013

Are Diamonds a Good Investment?

The Archduke Joseph Diamond was recently sold at auction for nearly US$21.5 million (A$20.7m) This article suggesting that high-end diamonds are a "bo...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | FEB 2013

Gemstone Treatments - there must be full disclosure

Technology has forever changed the jewellery business. There are new gemstone treatments entering the market every day, many of them virtually impossi...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | FEB 2013

When the world of diamonds and time pieces collide

A Diamond Watch Face ...We see precision What level of precision is required to set two diamonds side by side that so not even water can penetrate? Th...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | FEB 2013

What business are you in?

  Is Rolex really in the "watch business"?   It's a question which is often posed to large corporations and their teams rather than a diamond wholesal...

LATEST NEWS | UNCATEGORIZED | FEB 2013

Bel Kaufman

Bel Kaufman is an American teacher and author, best known for writing the 1965 bestselling novel "Up the Down Staircase". At age 99 she became the old...

LATEST NEWS | BLOOD DIAMONDS | FEB 2013

Blood Diamonds and Supermodels

A "blood diamond" is a diamond mined in a war zone and sold to finance an insurgency, invading army's war efforts, or a warlord's activity. I took thi...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | JAN 2013

Who is Rami Baron? An interview with the Jewellers Collective

Last October (2012) I was interviewed by the Jewellers collective in their newsletter:    Rami Baron   Who are you and what is your occupation? Intere...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | DEC 2012

IDMA President Endorses World Diamond Mark

  Maxim Shkadov, IDMA President In a recent published message by Maxim Shkadov the new President of the International Diamond Manufacturers Associatio...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | NOV 2012

Rihanna's Diamonds, a song for the trades

Rihanna wears "Shooting Star", a diamond ring designed by Raphael Jewellers from the Strand Arcade I thought it particularly appropriate that one of t...

LATEST NEWS | UNCATEGORIZED | NOV 2012

The Calm Before The Storm

Due to the hurricane Sandy, I had the Rockefeller ice rink all to myself So how does one survive a hurricane in the big apple? Luck. Anyone who tells ...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | NOV 2012

Diamond Exchange in Ramat Gan and new diamond imaging tech

Israeli diamond exchange in Ramat Gan I have spent the last week in Israel, the majority of time at the Diamond Exchange in Ramat Gan in Tel Aviv. The...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | NOV 2012

After the WFDB Congress

Rami at the WFDB Congress in Mumbai The WFDB congress in Mumbai ended on a high. The feedback we  (being the team which produced the World Diamond Mar...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | OCT 2012

World Diamond Mark initiative gaining momentum

This article was recently published in Jeweller Magazine: DIAMOND INDUSTRY DEVELOPS WORLD DIAMOND MARK INITIATIVE The international diamond industry h...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | OCT 2012

Diamond Mark article in The Times of India

The Times of India, the world's largest selling English language daily newspaper, has run an article on the launch of the World Diamond Mark: Diamond ...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | OCT 2012

World Diamond Mark Success

Just an update on the World Diamond Mark marketing initiative that myself, Suresh, and Alex from the Singapore and Moscow diamond exchanges have worke...

LATEST NEWS | DIAMOND INDUSTRY | OCT 2012

Diamond Source Warranty Protocol Rejected

(Originally published by IDEX Online News) – The 35th World Diamond Congress has taken strong exception to the Diamond Source Warranty Protocol, a cha...

LATEST NEWS | INDUSTRY ADVICE | OCT 2012

World Diamond Congress 2012

I’m currently in Mumbai India attending the 35th World Diamond Congress. You would think I would have the opportunity to see a little bit of the surro...

LATEST NEWS | INDUSTRY ADVICE | OCT 2012

Jewellery Insurance Valuations - can an industry change?

[video width="600" height="400" ]http://youtu.be/8hzbIWFPLZ4[/video] Last night I was invited by the Victorian jewellery valuers Association to speak ...

LATEST NEWS | INDUSTRY ADVICE | OCT 2012

Fear and Timing in the Jewellery Industry

Fear is your trigger, time is your weapon. These two words, fear and time control every business decision that we make. Last week I attended the jewel...

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