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...


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

14.7 kg of smuggled gold seized at Kochi Port in India

23 april 2021
In a major crackdown, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) on 20 April seized 14.7 kg of gold from baggage that arrived at Kochi port. Even though gold seizure from airports is common in Kerala, it was after years of a gap that gold was seized from a seaport in the State.
According to DRI officers, following the seizure, searches were carried out in various locations, and the seized gold is valued at Rs 72 million which is the highest one this year.
A native of Kerala State booked and sent the shipping cargo from Dubai. The gold was cleverly concealed inside a refrigerator. There were more than 120 gold biscuits. The person who sent the cargo was in Kochi to receive the cargo.
DRI suspect that the gang involved in gold smuggling had used the sea route earlier. With gold being seized at airports frequently, the gang switched to ship cargo. It is also being investigated whether any Customs officials are involved.
After the seizure of gold sent through a diplomatic channel in Thiruvananthapuram airport last year, this would be the largest seizure of smuggled gold in recent times.

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