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

‘Sakura pink diamond’ sells for $29 mn at Christie’s Hong Kong on May 23

26 may 2021
Image credit: Christie's

A 15.81-carat pink diamond broke auction records when it fetched $29.28 mn at Christie’s Hong Kong, becoming the largest purple-pink flawless diamond ever sold at an auction.
The internally flawless Type IIA “Sakura Diamond,” which realised a price per carat of $1.85 mn, was the star of Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale in Hong Kong on May 23.
Overall sales reached $76.8 million with rare pinks leading the auction. Apart from Sakura, another notable pink diamond, a 4.19-carat fancy vivid pink diamond named The Sweet Heart, was snapped up for $6.6 mn.
Christie’s looks forward to extending this strong buying momentum to its upcoming live auction in New York on June 8.

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