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Interview with GIA Executives Tom Moses, EVP & Chief Laboratory and Research Officer and Pritesh Patel, SVP and COO


Q. The diamond industry is increasing relying on technology in all areas, especially in its interface with consumers. In what areas is GIA employing new technologies now and what’s the future direction?  Tom MosesSince its founding more than 90 years ago, GIA has been at the forefront of applying research, technology and advanced instrumentation in … Read more

Interview with KP Chair and Zimbabwe Minister of Mines, H.E. Winston Chitando

H.E. Winston Chitando

Q. The potential production of Zimbabwe’s diamond mines is enormous. What are the government’s goals for the sector? Zimbabwe is targeting 7 million carats in 2023 and the sector is set to continue growing based on the exploration activities currently underway. The government has set a USD 1 Billion target for the diamond sector by … Read more

Interview with Reuben Khafi, President of Diamond Exchange of Singapore

Reuben Khafi

Q. What are your current titles/functions in the diamond industry, both private and organizational? I’m the Managing Director of Afghan Malaya Trading Company. We have 2 brands, Amtc and Freya under its wings. Besides that, I am the President of the Diamond Exchange of Singapore. Q. Tell us about your journey in the diamond industry, how you … Read more

Interview with Mr. Conroy Cheng, Vice Chairman of Chow Tai Fook

Conroy Cheng WFDB

Q. How has Chow Tai Fook, one of the largest and most important jewelry retailers in Asia, been impacted by the Covid pandemic? How has it been impacted by local and global economic trends? The ongoing impact of the pandemic, combined with geopolitical instability and rising inflation globally, created challenging conditions for businesses. Despite the … Read more

Interview with Iris Van Der Veken, Executive Director and Secretary General, Watch & Jewellery Initiative 2030

Q. Tell us about the new Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030. What do you hope to accomplish? How will you be operating? Who are the supporters/members? For the first time in the industry, the Watch and Jewellery Initiative 2030, founded by Kering and Cartier, aims at bringing together watch and jewellery brands across the globe … Read more

Interview with Mehul Shah, Vice President of Bharat Diamond Bourse

Mehul Shah

Q. What are your current titles/functions in the diamond industry, both private and organizational? I am the Chairman / Managing Director of Star Brilliant Group, dealing in diamonds and jewelry. We are cutters and polishers of rough diamonds, as well as jewelry manufacturers, with factories in Mumbai and Navsari, India.  I am also the Vice … Read more