Life's a Journey

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Life's a Journey

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Life’s a Journey

 

Ernest Hemingway said: “ It’s good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end “. The last couple of years we have been privileged to play a small part of a particular journey that some people have started and to thank them, we’ve chosen these semi-finished wedding rings as theme for the 2018 Christmas card.  

 

We initially started to make jewellery for our close friends and family, making them part of the journey from the design to the finished piece. But we added much more. 

 

We make sure that these symbols of love and passion are created in the right conditions, with carefully sourced diamonds directly from responsible diamond manufacturers and with jewellery handmade by artisans using the most developed techniques. The stones carry international recognized certificates and our Antwerp based atelier is recognized as world class with European and Swiss hallmark.

 

Last but not least, because we limit overhead and marketing spend, our pieces have a true value, say a durable investment, which one can transmit from one generation to the other. That’s why our brand carries no logo, the value is in the materials and craftmanship! 

 

We hope we can onboard you on this magnificent journey and wish each of you a blessed and exciting continuation of yours. 

 

Have a Peaceful Christmas and a very Happy New Year ! 

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Everything you always wanted to know about diamonds but were afraid to ask 

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Everything you always wanted to know about diamonds but were afraid to ask 

If you want to know more about what actually happens in the mysterious diamond industry, you may want to know that we produced a video series that will take you inside the diamond industry. We called this series “Everything you always wanted to know about diamonds but were afraid to ask”.

In the first episode below, we will take you on a secret tour of Antwerp's diamond district.

If you enjoy this episode, make sure to sign up for more videos.

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Innovative ‘Loans for Diamonds’ partnership in Dubai

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Innovative ‘Loans for Diamonds’ partnership in Dubai

Financing the trade in rough diamonds took a major step forward in Dubai today as DMCC Tradeflow, the dedicated online platform for registering possession and ownership of commodities stored in UAE-based facilities, launched ‘Loans for Diamonds’ in partnership with Commercial Bank of Dubai and Rocks International DMCC. 

This revolutionary product will allow diamonds registered with DMCC’s Tradeflow platform, which will act as the central registry, to be used as collateral for trade finance loans. Commercial Bank of Dubai will act as the financier and Rocks International DMCC as the independent Collateral Manager.

Read the full article by clicking on the image below:

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Interview with Filip Nys on Dukascopy TV

Interview with Filip Nys on Dukascopy TV

A few weeks ago, Filip Nys was invited to discuss 'diamonds' in the studios of Dukascopy TV, the business television channel of Dukascopy Bank.

"Bol D’or Mirabaud" On Lake Leman

"Bol D’or Mirabaud" On Lake Leman

Rocks International is a regular partner of the Bol d’Or Mirabaud, the most important regatta in Europe regarding freshwater, involving more than 600 sail boats.

At this occasion, Filip Nys, Rocks International’s owner, had the privilege of being part of the Baladin’s crew. This exceptional boat was built in La Rochelle in 1950 and sails on lemanic waters since 2009. Their watchword was simple: “Sail with style, under any circumstances”. 

The Return on Investment Grade Diamonds

The Return on Investment Grade Diamonds

We believe in combining practical solutions with sound academic underpinning. 

Rocks International keeps a daily track on what's happening in the diamond and jewelry industry. Doing so, we have gathered substantial data, research and news on topics such as diamond vs. investment, macro-studies on the diamond industry, pricing forecasts and investments in listed and unlisted mining companies.

With respect to our diamond investment projects, Rocks International and Partners are working with the PhD Department of the Tilburg University in the Netherlands, under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Luc Renneboog. 

Click on the images below to view the Tilburg University research papers