GOLDNET.MARKET - “We want and are working to provide business with the opportunity to develop a lot of activity areas”

Today, almost all jewellery companies have their own wholesale websites, online stores, and social media pages. But a year ago, GOLDNET.MARKET, the first jewellery wholesale marketplace appeared in Russia, a new effective tool for the jewellery market...


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

NRF: U.S. consumers to spend $4.2B on jewelry this Mother’s Day

06 may 2016
According to data by the National Retail Federation (NRF), consumers will spend, on average, almost $96 on jewelry gifts for Mother’s Day this year (May 8), which yield a combined $4.2 billion.
Last year, on average, consumers spent $103 during the holiday, or $4.32 billion.
When asked where they will shop, one out of three consumers indicated they will head to department stores and 29 percent will shop at specialty stores, while 23 percent plans to shop at a local small business.
Outside of brick-and-mortar, 27 percent will shop online, up from 25 percent last year. Thirty percent will research gift ideas on their phones while 16 percent will use them to actually make a purchase.
“It’s clear that Americans want to honor their mothers this Mother’s Day,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said. “Whether it’s a special meal at her favorite restaurant, jewelry or a new smartphone, families are planning to indulge mom again this year.”
In addition to jewelry, shoppers indicated they would spend on flowers (67 percent), “special outings” like dinner or brunch (55 percent), gift cards (43 percent), clothing (35 percent), electronics (14 percent) and personal services (23 percent).

Theodor Lisovoy, Rough&Polished, Moscow