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

CIBJO announced appointment of Jonathan Kendall as Executive Vice President

24 march 2021
news_24032021_cibjo.pngCIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, announced the appointment of Jonathan Kendall as the association’s Executive Vice President. His nomination was tabled by CIBJO president Gaetano Cavalieri and approved by the CIBJO board of directors.
Long active in CIBJO, Kendall has served for years as president of the Confederation’s marketing & education commission, authoring a series of guides on responsible business practices, advertising, and human resource management in the jewellery industry. He also was a driving force behind the creation of CIBJO’s retailer’s reference guide, soon to be released in its second edition. In 2014 he established CIBJO’s Jewellery industry’s greenhouse gas measurement initiative, which helps companies within the jewellery and gemstone industries understand their environmental impact, offset and reduce it, and protect themselves and the sector as a whole.
For 19 years until 2020, Kendall served as De Beers Group senior executive.
“As an industry, we have much to achieve in the coming decade to maintain consumer demand. Our products need to continue to represent the best of creativity and beauty, but in addition, there is a real requirement for us to market them and our businesses with a strong emphasis on sustainability, excellent environmental management, and support for all those involved in bringing jewellery to market – from sourcing to manufacturing to distribution,” said Jonathan Kendall.

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