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

Dubai’s Gold Souk puts safety first while reopening to public

15 may 2020
Dubai's historic Gold Souk is back open for business as part of efforts to ease restrictions on trade and travel put in place to combat the coronavirus pandemic. The Souk, home to hundreds of jewelry stores, is adhering to strict safety measures in order to protect the health of customers and workers alike.
The Stores in the Souk are following reduced opening hours of 11am to 9pm, with wholesale offices open from 10 am to 5pm.
Other restrictions are to be followed, including the souq must also operate at 30 per cent capacity in line with a government strategy to limit the risk of infections. Precautionary measures observed by outlets include physical distancing within stores, provision of sanitizers, face masks and gloves to staff and customers and sanitization of jewelry.
“We express our sincere gratitude to the leaders of this country, all government entities, Dubai Police, CID and first responders who have worked tirelessly to get us to this point," said Tawhid Abdulla, chairman of Dubai Gold and Jewelry Group, the trade body for the gold and diamond jewelry sector. "By reopening the Deira Gold souk with a strong focus on safe practices, the UAE leadership has once again shown that we can maintain our resilience amidst crises of any magnitude.”
To ensure the safety and wellbeing of customers, prior to opening, the Deira Gold Souk and its stores underwent a complete and extensive sterilization program under the strict guidelines of the Department of Economic Development (DED).

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