GOLDNET.MARKET - “We want and are working to provide business with the opportunity to develop a lot of activity areas”

Today, almost all jewellery companies have their own wholesale websites, online stores, and social media pages. But a year ago, GOLDNET.MARKET, the first jewellery wholesale marketplace appeared in Russia, a new effective tool for the jewellery market...

20 september 2021

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

Jewellery might be made of recycled precious metals sourced from e-waste - report

18 july 2019

Electronic waste is said to contain gold, silver and copper which can be recycled and used by producers to create jewellery as a part of their sustainable initiatives, says ft.com.
The daily says that according to a UN report launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos this year, a tonne of old mobile phones contains about 100 times more gold than a tonne of gold ore.
The jewellery sector, which reportedly accounts for about half of gold demand and a fifth of silver, may source more materials from e-waste adding to a more sustainable economy. 
In the report the UN claimed that by 2050 humans will produce about 120 million tonnes of electronic waste which harms the environment and people. 
Meanwhile more and more jewellery companies launch initiatives to meet the standards of ethical sourcing and sustainability by using recycled materials, notably Chopard which started using 100% ethical gold starting from July 2018. It responds to ecological and ethical standards of gold mining.  
In addition to that, Stephen Webster has created a sustainable jewellery line for Swarowski made of recycled gold and synthetic diamonds. 

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                                      Double Diamond Collection created by Stephen Webster
                                      Image credit: stephenwebster.com



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