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

DDI appoints new executive director

22 october 2019

The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) has appointed Ian Rowe as its new executive director after an “exhaustive” search.
He replaces Dorothée Gizenga, who stepped down last September to a new role as regional director based in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Rowe, who was DDI's deputy executive director since September 2018, brings two decades of experience in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean where he has worked with civil society organisations and United Nations agencies in the areas of development, socio-economic recovery and conflict prevention.
He managed DDI field operations in Sierra Leone and led a six-month strategic planning process to position the organisation for a future in which artisanal mining is expected to become a much more prominent development challenge. 
"Artisanal miners are at the wellhead of the diamond pipeline," said Rowe.
"Bringing them into the formal diamond economy benefits them, their communities and the industry as a whole. Scaling up what we have learned about the process is the task ahead."

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished