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...

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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

Imports and exports of the WJH in its first 8 months of business equaled $128 million

02 march 2016
The World Jewelry Hub in its first eight months of business, turnover at our center, including imports and exports, equaled $128 million. "We expect that number to rise exponentially over the months and years ahead", said Eli Izhakoff, Chairman, World Jewelry Hub.
According to him, today about one third of Latin American families are considered to be middle class, with higher standards of living and more disposable income.
The massive expansion of the middle class in the region is a foundation for the long-term growth of the jewelry market in Latin America, and is but one of the reasons for the confidence that the World Jewelry Hub will have a fundamental impact on the industry internationally, Izhakoff said.

Alex Shishlo, Editor of the Rough&Polished European Bureau in Brussels