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

U.S. Jewelry Store Sales Rise in March

03 june 2016
U.S. specialty jewelry store sales increased 3 percent year on year to $2.12 billion in March, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau cited by Rapaport. The growth at specialty stores was slower than for the sector as a whole, as jewelry and watch sales across all channels advanced 4.2 percent to $4.65 billion during the month.
Specialty jewelry store sales in the first quarter of 2016 increased 1.4 percent to $6.53 million. Total U.S. jewelry and watch sales in the first quarter advanced 4.9 percent to $15.47 billion, according to preliminary Rapaport News estimates.
In April, overall U.S. retail and food-services sales increased 3 percent from a year ago to $453.4 billion, the U.S. Census Bureau said. The figure is adjusted for seasonal variation and holiday and trading-day differences, but not for price changes.