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

WDM introduces Retailer Opinion Poll

23 june 2016
In an effort to determine what services retailer jewellers need most in their stores to advance generic diamond promotion to the consumer public, the World Diamond Mark (WDM) has released its WDM Retailer Opinion Poll. The poll asks retailers to rank the type of services they wish to access in the field of promotion, education, business services and industry coordination, says a ‘release’ from the organization.
Commenting on this, Alex Popov -Chairman, WDM said, "The WDM's brief is to assist retail jewellers in rekindling consumer desire and confidence in diamonds and diamond jewellery. We have therefore composed detailed poll to query jewellers and ask them to rank the services they need most in order to achieve this. While we feel that we have a rather good grasp of what retail jewellers need, there is nothing like getting direct and up -to-date input from the business community we are committed to serve!" he added.
The poll can be accessed online and is also available as a pull-out form in issue #7 of the World Diamond Magazine published this month; as well as in the next issue.
"We encourage jewellers to take ten to 15 minutes of their time and fill out the form," said Krisztina Kalman-Schueler, WDM's Programme Director. "As we are mandated to offer retailers who joined our WDM Authorised Diamond Dealer programme high-quality, consumer oriented services, the purpose of the poll is to learn more about what services retailers wish to receive to serve their business models best!"

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor-in-Chief of Asian Bureau, Rough&Polished