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...


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

Richemont to Cut 221 Swiss Watch Jobs

28 november 2016
Richemont is on the cusp of a latest round of layoffs at its Swiss watchmaking operations as demand for timepieces sank this year.
The Geneva-headquarter luxury group plans to cut 211 jobs at Piaget and Vacheron Constantin, Swiss trade union Unia said. This follows 300 layoffs across Piaget, Vacheron Constantin and Cartier in May, according to Unia.
Switzerland’s watch exports have plummeted, recording the steepest drop this year in October as shipments fell 16 percent. Sales at Richemont’s specialist watchmakers – which include Piaget and Vacheron Constantin – slid 17 percent in the six months to September 30.
Richemont’s decision “shows you they don’t expect watch demand to bounce back strongly for the next year or two,” Bloomberg cited Kepler Cheuvreux analyst Jon Cox as saying. “They’re preparing for the new reality in the industry.”