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

Emerald Jewel plans expansion of its ‘Jewel One’ outlets

15 april 2021
South Indian city Coimbatore-based Emerald Jewel Industry India Ltd plans to expand its retail footprint across the State through its branded stores.
K. Srinivasan, Emerald Jewel’s Chairman and Managing Director, said the company currently has 14 outlets and plans to take the total number to 30 in the next year. The Jewel One outlets will be opened through franchisees.
At the launch of the Ayanaa collection of jewellery, Srinivasan said. “Our company also has 15 shop-in-shops and plans to increase the number of such outlets too.”
“Flowers and Gold are a lovely and attractive combination, and every jewel in the Ayanaa Gold Jewelry collection is designed in a way that it will surely impress our customers. There are 250 designs in the Ayanaa collection, and all the jewellery designs that are in all of our Jewel One showrooms are made in-house. This feat is unique to Jewel One because our manufacturing units are vast. We have 5000 staff working for us, and 250 of them are designers. Since August last year, customers are looking at gold jewellery as a safe option for investment and hence the demand is good “he added.

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