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

SaffronArt Conference in Mumbai draws diamond & jewellery experts

21 october 2019

The second SaffronArt Jewellery Conference took place in Mumbai, India, last week. Curated by world renowned jewellery expert and the World Diamond Museum’s chief curator Dr. Usha R. Balakrishnan, the speakers of the two-day event included, among others, the famous Indian jewellery designer Viren Bhagat; international jewellery specialists Lisa Hubbard and Joanna Hardy among others.
The event was sponsored by the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), partnered by the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) and the World Diamond Museum, and supported by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
Dr. Balakrishnan noted that the conference had succeeded beyond all expectations, mapping the legacy of Indian jewels and looked at jewellery as art. “It is my firm belief that it has served as a catalyst for the further study and documentation of this incredible heritage. At Saffronart’s second jewellery conference, speaker after speaker chronicled the histories of gems and jewels and related their journeys across time and continents,” she stated.
"The SaffronArt Dialogues in Art conference is a unique and exclusive event,” Alex Popov, founder and CEO of the World Diamond Museum noted. “It brings together distinguished experts, among the jewellery designers, historians, researchers, curators, authors and writers, as well as diamond gemstone and jewellery industry professionals. It is so exclusive that the conference proceedings are not made available but to a few!” he remarked. “It was an honour for the World Diamond Museum to take part is such a prestigious and important gathering. Sadly, there were very few participants from the Mumbai diamond community. Hopefully we’ll see more of the industry at the next conference” Popov added.
Alex Popov announced the forthcoming publication of the new diamond book – a fascinating story titled “The Facets of Mankind,” due next spring. Further on, Popov, Ogden and King discussed the intrinsic value, rarity and pricing of these diamonds.