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

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23 august 2021

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

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16 august 2021

HKTDC: Twin Hong Kong shows slated for 3-6 August

09 april 2020

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has announced that the rescheduled HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show 2020 and the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show 2020 will now be held from August 3-6, 2020. 
According to the organization, this step is for the safety of exhibitors and buyers and taking into consideration the compulsory quarantine of persons arriving in Hong Kong from overseas.
HKTDC also said that it had launched a month-long Spring Virtual Expo @ Sourcing on 1 April 2020. It hoped that this would help industry players capture business opportunities and establish contact with buyers during the traditional peak sourcing season. It said it would also provide O2O Business Connect business-matching service with video conferences for buyers who cannot attend the fairs.
HKTDC hoped that the online promotion together with the physical exhibitions in August would complement each other and maximise synergy.

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