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...


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

Natural diamonds still sell out because of their emotional value-Gemmyo

19 december 2019

Customers still buy natural diamonds because of their emotional value, despite the fact that the cost of synthetic diamonds is less by 30-40 percent, says Pauline Laigneau, co-founder of the French jewelry house Gemmyo. 
"We should not forget about the sentimental value of the diamond. Choosing between Picasso's painting, signed by the master himself, and a very beautiful reproduction, we always give preference to the original. We have some decline in demand, but customers who come to find strong emotional value in a gem are willing to pay more for a natural diamond," said Laigneau quoted by magazine Le Point. 
Production of synthetic diamonds is currently estimated at 3-4 million carats per year in comparison with 160 million carats of natural diamonds. In the weight segment synthetics also cannot compete with natural stones. 
The largest synthetic diamond produced to date weighs 9 carats. It adorns the ring from Courbet, sold for 450,000 euros. The weight of the largest cut diamond in the world - Golden Jubilee, which is estimated at $4-12 mln, reaches 545.67 carats.

Alex Shishlo, Editor of the Rough&Polished European Bureau