1. Why I love this industry. A personal look at our industry https://www.gia.edu/gia-news-research/look-back-forward-after-40-years-in-gem-jewelry-industry
  2. Responsible practices can benefit your business. Roshem Impact can enable businesses to prepare for membership in organizations such as the Responsible Jewellery Council. Such groups have very high standards and membership allows clients to trade with confidence in all levels of business (please refer to the article below). Roshem Impact can advise prospective members on how to develop sustainable, transparent practice before their audit process to save time and expense of repeated audits. https://www.gia.edu/gia-news-research/do-well-by-doing-good-best-business-practices-profit-motive. And consumers care in increasing numbers. https://www.gia.edu/gia-news-research/gia-jck-2019-panel-consumers-care-where-jewelry-comes-from
  3. Why are we seeing many more large (200 ct +) diamonds today? https://www.gia.edu/gia-news-research/is-another-1000-carat-diamond-around-corner. And a detailed look at one of the prime sources: https://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/fall-2015-letseng-unique-diamond-proposition
  4. Charles Darwin was the first to point out that adaptability to change was the key to survival. This is even more true today. Here’s what some of the smartest people in the world had to say: https://www.gia.edu/gia-news-research/2018-gia-symposium-future-belongs-those-who-adapt. Russell Shor and Roshem Impact can help your business manage change.
  5. Country of origin. Why are gems from certain sources more highly valued than others: Russell Shor explains why. https://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/spring-2013-shor-auction-houses
  6. Why have rough diamond prices become more volatile? Here is an analysis by Russell Shor. In the years since this writing, volatility has increased because of economic and banking issues while producers compete: https://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/winter-2014-rough-diamond-auctions-changes-pricing-distribution
  7. The credit crush affecting the diamond industry has cut deeply into Botswana’s efforts to add value to its diamond resource — but the seeds are there for a recovery because the country now has a skill base. https://www.gia.edu/gems-gemology/summer-2014-weldon-botswana-scintillating-moment. And the influential OECD has taken notice of the issues affecting artisanal miners; https://www.gia.edu/gia-news-research-international-group-sets-sights-sustainable-gemstone-mining