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

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

De Beers inaugurated its GemFair pilot programme in Sierra Leone’s Kono District with 14-member mine sites in 2018 to create a secure route to market for ethically sourced artisanal and small-scale diamonds. GemFair programme manager Ruby Stocklin-Weinberg...

16 august 2021

GJEPC’s Chairman announces $ 2.74 mln to PM-CARES Fund

02 april 2020
In a statement, the Chairman of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India, Pramod Kumar Agrawal has announced the contribution of $ 2.74 mln to the Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM – CARES Fund) on behalf of the entire gem and jewellery trade in India for the welfare of the nation.
The Statement: “GJEPC, the apex body of gem and jewellery trade in India has decided to contribute $ 2.74 mln to PM-CARES Fund, pledging our commitment on behalf of the entire gem & jewellery trade in India for the welfare of the nation.
The Nation is facing an unprecedented crisis and needs the service of organizations and their resources like never before. In such times, the Council steps forward to show its solidarity and ardent support towards all the initiatives undertaken by the Government of India to fight COVID-19.
Under the strong and able leadership of our Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, Government of India has initiated proactively every possible measure to contain the spread of COVID-19 in the country. I am hopeful that GJEPC’s contribution towards PM-CARES Fund can make a difference to several initiatives undertaken by the Government towards relief from COVID-19.
The economic situation of our country and that of several industries has taken a severe beating. The most affected is the daily wage worker community. It becomes important and mandatory at such distressing times to take adequate care of these workers and support them wholeheartedly.
We have also called upon our members, trade associates and Gem & Jewellery associations to come forward and donate generously to the PM-CARES Fund.”

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished