Ali Pastorini: “We have to change a little the way to sell the idea that buying jewelry is just for glamour”

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together approximately 1000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

18 february 2019

Indian gem and jewellery manufacturers have the skill and capabilities to cater to any market in the world

Besides spearheading the “White Paper” last year, Colin Shah, Vice Chairman of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has been actively involved in the initiatives of the Council like MyKYCBank and many more… A first generation...

11 february 2019

The Indian gems and jewellery industry was progressing in the past and will certainly progress in the future

Dinesh Navadiya, the Regional Chairman (Gujarat Region) of The Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India, is also the representative of the Gujarat G&J sector at various organisations as well as government authorities...

04 february 2019

The Russian Diamond Line: We do not believe that gifted persons would win through on their own

The Russian Diamond Line, a Moscow international jewellery contest of jewellery design, has been held for a decade already. At the end of the year, the results of the jubilee RDL-2018 contest were summed up, and on December 14, the prizewinners of the...

28 january 2019

New lending will have to be fully asset-backed with true provenance and transparency in the flow of goods and monies

After handling Gem & Jewellery (G&J) industry financing as a banker for many years, Erik A Jens sees an opportunity now that numerous banks are withdrawing from the sector. He is exploring opportunities to establishing a financing firm focusing...

21 january 2019

RAPNET introduces jewelry trading

06 february 2019

RapNet, the world’s largest diamond trading network, announced the introduction of jewelry into its global trading network. RapNet members can now upload jewelry images and data, perform detailed searches, and directly trade jewelry with each other without any fees or commissions, the company said in a press release to this effect. There are no additional fees to use this service.
The addition of jewelry on RapNet provides significant added value to RapNet members and is expected to significantly expand RapNet’s membership and reach into the global jewelry trade. RapNet currently lists over 1.5 million diamonds valued at more than $7.4 billion, with members in 97 countries.
“In recent years our jewelry retailer membership has grown tremendously, and many traditional diamond suppliers have begun offering jewelry lines. The RapNet network now provides one platform that meets all their jewelry and diamond trading needs. We are excited that jewelry trading will take its place on RapNet, and we look forward to providing more opportunities for our members to increase their profits,” says Saville Stern, CEO of RapNet.

Alex Shishlo, Editor in Chief of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished, Brussels