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

Priceless diamonds stolen in Dresden state museum

26 november 2019

Three diamond jewellery sets from one of Europe's largest treasure collections - the Dresden Green Vault in eastern Germany - were stolen on Monday morning, BBC reported.
"Three out of 10 diamond sets have gone," Marion Ackermann, head of the Dresden state museums, was quoted as saying. 
As per the report, the missing sets also included some rubies, emeralds and sapphires. 
According to the official date, the stolen sets might be worth €1bn.
To get into the building the thieves removed part of an iron grille on a ground-floor window, then smashed the glass.
After examining CCTV footage, the police said that there are two suspects. But more people might have been involved in the robbery.
The most valuable items are in the palace's historic section on the ground floor.
It includes about 3,000 items of jewellery and other treasures decorated with gold, silver, ivory and pearl, such as a figure of a moor studded with emeralds and a 648-carat sapphire - a royal gift from Russia's Tsar Peter the Great.
Saxony's ruler, Augustus the Strong, created the collection in 1723 in one of the world's oldest museums.
One of the most valuable jewels is a 41-carat green diamond currently on show in New York.

Alex Shishlo, Editor of the Rough&Polished European Bureau