DMCC’s dubai diamond conference concludes with Inauguration of uae’s first diamond polishing facility And a rare 163-carat gem on display
Malca-Amit takes lead investment in FinTech startup Mazalit Partners to offer industry digital payment solutions
Malca-Amit announced it has taken a lead investment in a revolutionary Fintech startup named Mazalit. The venture, founded and headed by veteran diamantaire Zeev Maimon, has developed a b2b blockchain-based payment platform that will gradually bring solutions like instant mobile payment, escrow services, billing and credit services to the global diamond, gem and jewelry industry and trade. Malca-Amit's CEO Amit Eytan said Malca-Amit is  more
The second day of the Dubai Diamond Conference 2017 ('DDC 2017') under the theme ‘Shaping the future of an interconnected marketplace’ organised by the Dubai Diamond Exchange (‘DDE’), a DMCC ('Dubai Multi Commodities Centre') platform, provided participants with a huge amount of food for thought. There were press conferences announcing the launch of the Nemesis International diamond polishing factory and the display by Nemesis International, De Grisogono and Christie's of an extraordinary 163-carat diamond necklace to be offered for sale by auctioneer Christie's.
The official launch of the Nemesis International diamond cutting and polishing factory started off Day 2 of the Conference. The state-of-the-art facility is seen as completing the range of services that Dubai's diamond trade can offer by providing the highest level of diamond polishing. "We now have the complete package, or one-stop shop," said DMCC Executive Chairman, Ahmed Bin Sulayem. "Dubai has become a major importer of rough diamonds which can now be cut and polished by master craftsmen. This joins the world-class facilities that the Almas Tower offers, including customs, insurance, banking, a Kimberley Process office, and international tenders of a wide range of rough diamonds."
Meanwhile, Christie's displayed the 163.41-carat emerald-cut diamond owned by the Geneva-based luxury jeweller, De Grisogono. The auction house said it is the largest D-colour flawless diamond to   more
Talented Jewellery Designer’s Revive Heritage Jewellery of the Arab World
The first edition of ‘The New Jeweller Heritage Jewellery Design Competition’ saw stupendous success as young and talented Jewellery designers created masterpieces taking inspiration from the Arab Heritage. This first edition of the competition is presented by JAWHARA JEWELLERY GROUP, powered by the GEMOLOGICAL INSTITUTE OF AMERICA [GIA], and supported by DUBAI DESIGN & FASHION COUNCIL and ZAYED UNIVERSITY.
This first of its kind competition aimed to bring back the glory and prestige of the Ancient Arab jewellery that has always enjoyed a place of pride when it comes to intricate design and craftsmanship. It is a known fact that the Arab world and the GCC region boasts of Tradition and Culture that   more
ID 100 Will bring back the confidence in the Diamond sector

Tom Moses
Executive Vice-President & Chief Research & Laboratory Officer of the GIA
The New Jeweller - UAE bureau spoke to Mr Tom Moses, Executive Vice-President and Chief Research and Laboratory Officer of the Gemological Institute of America [GIA] during his visit to Dubai for the launch of the ID100. In this exclusive he talks not only about the path breaking   more
HRD Antwerp expands services in Dubai
& the Middle Eastern Region

Mehmet Can Ozdemir
Managing Director - HRD Antwerp - Middle East Operations
The New Jeweller Bureau spoke to Mehmet Can Ozdemir, Managing Director - HRD Antwerp - Middle East Operationsin the GCC region and the Middle East to understand more about HRD Antwerp operations in the region. In this exclusive he also opines on the importance of the 3rd edition of the Dubai Diamond Conference. Excerpts:
You will be participating in the third edition of the Dubai Diamond Conference later this month. What do you expect of this conference, with a large number of diamond mining firms, bankers, and other stake holders attending this forum?
These conferences, where, as you mention, the major stakeholders in the diamond supply pipeline gather and meet, have become very important platforms to discuss the most 'burning' questions and most urgent problems all players, in one way or another, are contending with.   more