Colorless diamonds as an investment class are evolving beyond their traditional ability to preserve, relocate and pass on wealth

Antonio Cecere, the Founder & VP of Monaco Diamond Exchange dons many caps simultaneously. Currently, he is the President of Geneva Diamond Exchange, the President of Diamond Investment Club and the Principal of the Cecere Group. Antonio’s ability to...

15 april 2019

Jewellery with diamonds, even with small ones, sells better than without diamonds

The Yakut jewellery firm Kierge was set up 25 years ago on the basis of the jewellery workshop PKF Yakutrembyttekhnika which, in its turn, was founded way back in the 1970s. Over this period, Kierge turned into a well-established company successfully...

08 april 2019

Lucapa’s Wetherall on the past, present and the future

Lucapa Diamond chief executive Stephen Wetherall recently attended a mining conference, in Cape Town South Africa, where he met Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa and granted him an exclusive interview. They discussed Angola’s first international diamond...

01 april 2019

India’s gem and jewellery industry expects the government will consider its demand for lower import duty on raw materials

A go-getter at heart, with an attitude to match, Pramod Kumar Agrawal, Chairman of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India is a man in a hurry. He has not left any stone unturned to bring back the Indian gem & jewellery...

25 march 2019

“Only do business with clients who have impeccable integrity,” suggests Davy Blommaert, banker

Davy Blommaert heads the Diamond Business at National Bank of Fujairah, which falls under the bank’s corporate and institutional banking division. With nearly 10 years of experience in the diamond industry, he was tasked to establish a unit within NBF...

18 march 2019

Dubai Precious Metals Conference to focus on driving industry growth

22 march 2019
The Eight Edition of the Dubai Precious Metals Conference (DPMC) will be held on April 11, 2019 at the Atlantis-The Palm in Dubai.The annual conference is expected to have over 300 industry experts attending it and the theme of the conference is ‘Unlocking Growth in Global Precious Metals’, according to an announcement made by DMCC.
“DPMC 2019 continues in its tradition of hosting thought-provoking debate on the issues that matter in the precious metals industry,” said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC. “DPMC is a strong example of DMCC’s ability to convene the industry, and bring the discussion of trade to Dubai. We look forward to welcoming stakeholders from across the board next month, and sharing actionable intelligence to drive the industry forward.”
During the Conference, the ‘World Silver Survey 2019’ a flagship report from The Silver Institute, will be released simultaneously in New York and Dubai, with free copies of the research available to DPMC delegates. In addition, five panel sessions have been planned including ‘Central Banks Approach to Gold’; ‘Mining and Return of Hedging’; ‘Emerging Technology Affecting Precious Metals Industry’; ‘Opportunities and Challenges in White Metals’; and ‘Jewellery – Relevance in the Changing Landscape’. It will also feature keynote speeches and targeted networking sessions.

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