Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

Huw Daniel is the CEO of Platinum Guild International, overseeing market development activities in China, Japan, India and the USA, on behalf of the platinum producers of South Africa. Before taking up this role in 2015, Huw ran PGI USA for 12 years...

13 september 2021

Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is a leader in Italy in the organisation of trade fairs and one of the main operators in the trade fair and conference sector at European level, with structures in Rimini and Vicenza, as well as further sites in...

06 september 2021

There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

MDPS, the Israeli start-up Fintech company from the Mazalit Group is gearing up to enter the diamond industry soon. Zeev Maimon, the CEO of MDPS is also the Founder / CEO of MAZALIT, a B2B payment platform designed and dedicated to the global diamond...

30 august 2021

The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

Alex Popov, President of the Moscow Diamond Exchange and head of the Âme jewelry brand, which uses lab-grown diamonds to produce jewelry, sat for an interview with Rough&Polished sharing his views on the coexistence of natural and man-made diamonds in...

23 august 2021

De Beers’ GemFair ropes in more than 160 Sierra Leone artisanal miners

De Beers inaugurated its GemFair pilot programme in Sierra Leone’s Kono District with 14-member mine sites in 2018 to create a secure route to market for ethically sourced artisanal and small-scale diamonds. GemFair programme manager Ruby Stocklin-Weinberg...

16 august 2021

Pandora’s preliminary sales up 40% in 2015

11 january 2016
Pandora, a jewelry house, reported its preliminary results for 2015 and said its revenue surged 40 percent to $2.44 billion over the year to December 31, in line with its guidance released in November.
A “tailwind” from foreign-exchange rates of about 11 percent was one percentage point higher than the previous estimate, the Denmark-headquartered company said in a statement. The full-year sales compare with a 32.5 percent jump in revenue in 2014.
The company had forecast sales of above $2.34 billion in 2015.
All geographic regions contributed “double-digit growth” in local currency in the fourth quarter of 2015, primarily because of better-than-expected Christmas sales.

Theodor Lisovoy, Rough&Polished, Moscow