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...

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Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

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There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

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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

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23 august 2021

De Beers’ GemFair ropes in more than 160 Sierra Leone artisanal miners

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HRD Antwerp hires new CEO

27 december 2019

hrd_logo.pngThe HRD Antwerp certification laboratory will operate under new management from January 20, 2020. Ellen Joncheere was hired by the company, which is currently in the process of selling, according to media reports. For the past six years, Ellen has been the CEO of Fremach, a supplier to the automotive industry.
“HRD Antwerp enjoys an excellent reputation internationally, and the lab’s certificates are highly regarded,” said Ari Epstein, CEO of the AWDC.
“To ensure the future of HRD Antwerp, it was important to attract a good new CEO. We are very happy with the arrival of Ellen Joncheere.”
In addition to diamond certification, HRD Antwerp is also involved in the training and development of technological devices. In recent years, the company has undergone major restructuring in order to adapt to a rapidly changing market.

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