Work hard and you will find success

Eduard Utkin, Director General of the “Jewellers’ Guild of Russia” Association, expert of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Committee on Precious Metals and Precious Stones, told R&P about implementing the SIIS PMPS (State Integrated Information...


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

FCRF: Fancy color diamonds best investment category for next generation

08 april 2021
The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) has published a new article to shed light on Fancy Color Diamonds as an investment category. 
The article seeks to answer the following questions: What are the benefits of investing in Fancy Color Diamonds in comparison to other luxury collectibles? Which platform enables short-term trading for these natural diamonds? And what are the pros and cons compared to other investments?
The takeaways from the article are: Investing in fancy color diamonds is profitable, but investors need to calibrate their expectations with timeline, expected margins and the platform for liquidation. Fancy color diamonds have appreciated - by 241% for blue and 366% for pink diamonds since 2005 - so least volatile among traditional and alternative asset classes. Individually owned fancy color diamond jewelry usually matures as an investment over a long period. Also, they can usually be passed down to loved ones without being subjected to inheritance taxes. And although most collectors are aware that they may be sold to another collector, their main motivation seems to be the pleasure of exhibiting their refined taste and celebrating their success.
The full version of the article is posted on the FCRF site.

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