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

Hearts on Fire Hires Richemont Veteran to Drive Brand

21 april 2016
Diamond brand Hearts On Fire has appointed Stephane Barraque, a former executive at luxury groups Richemont and LVMH, to a newly-created role of global chief revenue officer.
With more than 25 years’ experience under his belt, Barraque is tasked with developing the Hearts On Fire brand and making it more global. He will also be responsible for managing the brand’s sales team as well as retail stores.
Barraque previously spent 17 years at Richemont, starting out with marketing of Cartier’s watches and then leading the international development of Baume & Mercier. In 2008, he joined the LVMH Group as the president of Dior Timepieces for the Americas.
Hearts On Fire is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of luxury-branded diamonds and diamond jewelry. In 2014, Hong Kong-based jeweler Chow Tai Fook acquired the company, which was set up in 1996.