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

RJC officials met with key industry stakeholders in Dubai and Antwerp

22 december 2016
RJC's Kinjal Shah and Bethan Herbert have been visiting members and other key industry stakeholders in Dubai and Antwerp in December.
Kinjal Shah, RJC's Country Head for India, visited Dubai to meet with the DMCC to discuss the UAE market and the current challenges for the gold and diamond supply chains. During the meeting, potential opportunities for collaboration in the areas of standards and educational activities were explored. To complement this, Kinjal also visited some of the refiners based in Dubai to open discussion about the industry's need for RJC standards and the value proposition of being an RJC member.
In Antwerp, Kinjal was joined by Bethan Herbert, Certification and Impacts Manager, to gather feedback from this key market. They were encouraged by the overwhelming positive response from the members, auditors and industry associations they met during the two-day visit. Whilst the members they met were at various stages of their RJC certification journey, issues such as KYC, detection of undisclosed laboratory-grown diamonds, the need for more training and face time with the RJC team and opportunities to raise RJC’s profile were common themes across these meetings.

Theodor Lisovoy, Rough&Polished, Moscow