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

‘Qatar Show’ embraces evolution and growth for the 2019 edition

15 february 2019

Organisers of the Qatar Show have announced the 16th edition of the exhibition, which will be held between 20 and 25 February at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC). The six-day business-to-consumer (B2C) event, presented by Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) and delivered by Auditoire, will feature more than 500 brands from over 10 countries. Representing the beginning of a new chapter with the 2019 edition, the organisers announced the new name "Qatar Show", which will continue to solidify its position as a bespoke jewellery show attracting luxury seekers from across the world. Ahmed Al Obaidli from QNTC commented, "This is Qatar Show's sixteenth consecutive year, and the large number of participants from across the globe - from Geneva to Mumbai, to Paris and Beirut - shows the confidence that international, regional, and local brands have in the Qatari market. It provides a remarkable networking platform for companies and visitors in Qatar and beyond, and displays Qatar's renowned hospitality, and world-class exhibition and conference infrastructure capabilities including showrooms, facilities, and organisers." 

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished