Work hard and you will find success

Eduard Utkin, Director General of the “Jewellers’ Guild of Russia” Association, expert of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Committee on Precious Metals and Precious Stones, told R&P about implementing the SIIS PMPS (State Integrated Information...


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...

20 september 2021

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

CIBJO President criticized a message from Leonardo DiCaprio

17 june 2016
CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri, speaking at the 15th Rendez-Vous Gemmologiques de Paris, criticized the opinion of the actor Leonardo DiCaprio, CIBJO reported.
In his speech, Cavalieri referred to a synthetic diamond producer from the United States, which features a message on its website from Leonardo DiCaprio stating that, by buying a man-made diamond, one will be "reducing the human and environmental toll of the diamond industry by sustainably culturing diamonds without the destructive use of mining."
"Now, in and of itself, that statement by Mr DiCaprio about the human toll of diamond mining is problematic," Dr Cavalieri said. "After all, if the only way we can protect people in Africa and elsewhere from the consequences of mining is by cutting them out of the diamond production business entirely, it is indeed a sad state of affairs."

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