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

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16 august 2021

Swiss Watch Export Slump Steepens

24 november 2016
Swiss watch exports dived 16 percent in October, the heaviest drop this year, as expectations of a third-quarter recovery fell flat.
Shipments slumped to $1.66 billion (CHF 1.68 billion) and tumbled 20 percent by volume to 2.1 million units, according to data from the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry. Orders from Hong Kong plummeted 21.5 percent to $203.9 million (CHF 206 million), albeit a slower decline than the 40 percent fall in September, while exports to the U.S. fell 16.5 percent to $195.4 million (CHF 197.4 million).
“A recovery had been expected in the fourth quarter, but watch industry exports in fact reported their steepest fall of the year in October,” the federation said.
Precious-metal timepieces continued to suffer, tumbling 28 percent. Shipments were also down across all price categories.
That said, exports to China grew 2.8 percent amid a recovery that began in July. Shipments to the U.K. jumped 9 percent.