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 oldest known hired professor.
I took this interview with Louise Maher from the ABC in August 2010, following the appearance of Naomi Campbell at a war crimes court in the Hague. Campbell had taken
Last October (2012) I was interviewed by the Jewellers collective in their newsletter: Who are you and what is your occupation? Interesting question. I am a father, a husband and
In a recent published message by Maxim Shkadov the new President of the International Diamond Manufacturers Association IDMA, he expressed very strong sentiments about the problems faced in their
I thought it particularly appropriate that one of the hottest songs on the charts is the Rihanna single Diamonds. Maybe I am showing my age, but the last song I recall
So how does one survive a hurricane in the big apple? Luck. Anyone who tells you anything else is just trying to be clever. But let me rewind a few
I have spent the last week in Israel, the majority of time at the Diamond Exchange in Ramat Gan in Tel Aviv. There were numerous conversations with the president Yair Sahar
The WFDB congress in Mumbai ended on a high. The feedback we (being the team which produced the World Diamond Mark, consisting of Suresh Alex Nicholas and myself) garnered was enormously gratifying.
This article was recently published in Jeweller Magazine: DIAMOND INDUSTRY DEVELOPS WORLD DIAMOND MARK INITIATIVE The international diamond industry has a new voice following the launch of the World Diamond
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 trade initiative makes diamantaires happy