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

London Diamond Bourse Works On Reducing Carbon Footprint

24 november 2016
The London Diamond Bourse in Hatton Garden, is measuring the impact its business has on the environment and has enlisted the help of international carbon consultancy Carbon-Expert. It is also working alongside CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, to promote the Jewellery Industry Measurement Initiative which was launched by CIBJO at its congress in Moscow.
“Companies across all business sectors need to be responsible for building a sustainable supply chain and the diamond and jewellery sector is no different. Becoming carbon neutral meant we assessed our current emissions and are taking steps to reduce them through energy saving and business considerations. We can’t prevent all our emissions but those we do produce can be offset, and this protects the future of our industry,” said London Diamond Bourse Chief Operating Officer Victoria McKay.
“For most businesses the benefits of developing and maintaining a sustainability program out-weigh the costs both in time and money,” says Carbon-Expert environmental consultant Moya McKeown, adding, “and having a sustainability policy and dealing with greenhouse gas emissions has become an intrinsic part of business management.”