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

‘Design Connect 2019’ brings jewellery manufacturers & designers together

03 july 2019

The Gem and Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI) and Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) - India Chapter organised ‘Design Connect 2019 in Mumbai on June 26 to help jewellery designers connect and collaborate with manufacturers and retailers. The event, which was well received, witnessed more than 35 jewellery manufacturers and retailers conducting interview rounds with 100+ jewellery designers.
Nirupa Bhatt, President, WJA – India Chapter moderated a panel discussion on the topic, “Designers – Path to Success.” With panellist drawn from the Indian jewellery sector, who  The panellists shared insights on how jewellery designers can seek inspirations, understand jewellery manufacturing techniques, identify trends, build stories and come up with exciting designs to meet consumers’ demands.
Sanjay Kothari, Chairman, GJSCI, said, “Looking at the response and the need, GJSCI is planning to conduct Design Connect in other cities too. Events of such kind would also be organised for other segments of the gem and jewellery industry for job seekers in the future. While recruiting companies at the event expressed considerable happiness with the quality of the designers and complimented GJSCI and WJA for putting Design Connect together, designers too felt pleased that ‘Design Connect’  provided access to many companies in one place.”

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