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

Founder of Mercury Diamond Global Tracker ™ dies in Paris

04 march 2019
ehud_arie_laniado.pngEhud Arie Laniado, a diamond trader and the founder of Mercury Diamond Global Tracker ™ (MDGT ™) died last Saturday in a Paris clinic at the age of 65, local mass media say.
Laniado started to work in the diamond industry in his 20s and became immersed in studying the formation of diamond prices, as a result of which he accumulated a large body of data during the more than 40 years of observations, which allowed him to create and publish a price index for polished diamonds on a monthly basis. Mercury Diamond Global Tracker ™ has become an important source of pricing information for industry members, being based on real data from a wide range of diamond manufacturers, traders and retailers, thereby contributing to greater market transparency.
Laniado was the head and founder of a number of international businesses engaged in diamond exploration, mining, manufacturing, trade and consultancy in diamond capitals such as Mumbai, Tel Aviv, Hong Kong and New York.

Victoria Quiri, Correspondent of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished, Strasbourg