This October, CIBJO – the World Jewellery Confederation will hold its annual congress in Bogota, Colombia, and shortly after that the delegates of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and of the International Diamond [...]
This blog, written in 2013, did not make it to the digital screen at the time, but with the Swatch company announcing it is withdrawing from BaselWorld 2019. I'm happy to share it, five years [...]
(Orginally published on GemKonnect on June 1, 2018) Earlier this month, the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) released the findings of a survey done by the Harris Poll revealing that ‘a clear majority of American consumers [...]
On this blogsite, I publish my professional, political and literary efforts, both in English and in Dutch, my native language. Each of these sections also has an archive.
While I have been writing all my life, I’ve not been diligent about ‘organizing’ my writing – columns, op-ed pieces or short stories, into a framework. So here we are, and I hope you’ll like what you find and read here!