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

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

China’s gold imports up 68% in May

04 july 2016
Gold imports to mainland China from Hong Kong totaled 115 mt in May, up 68%  m-on-m, the highest level since December, reports AOJ, citing  data from the Census and Statistics Department of the Hong Kong government.
The figure was up 63% year on year from 70.7 mt in May 2015.
Physical demand has struggled this year amid high international spot prices, but picked up in a number of locations in May as prices eased.
Having surged close to $1,300/oz at the end of April, prices fell back around $100/oz in May, before recovering again this month on reduced expectations of interest rate rises and safe haven demand amid growing global economic uncertainty.
Discounts have been reported this week in China for the first time this year, at around $1.00-$1.50/oz to the spot price, indicating a notable dip in physical demand.

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