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

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23 august 2021

IDE returns to full activity with Blue & White fair

03 june 2021
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) held the first “Blue and White” diamond fair since the start of the pandemic. The fair symbolized a full return to normal activity for the Israeli diamond industry, as per a press release from IDE.
According to IDE, Israel’s diamond trade figures have shown a huge increase, reporting triple-digit growth in all trading categories. Both diamonds and diamond jewellery were exhibited and active trading took place at the Fair; fancy coloured diamonds in a variety of sizes, at prices ranging up to thousands of dollars per stone were on display.
Data from March, April and May 2021 show that net rough diamond imports to Israel increased 112% over the same period in 2020 to $ 594 mn. Net exports of rough diamonds increased by 116% over the same period in 2020 and stood at $ 522 mn. Net imports of polished diamonds increased by 96% over the same period in 2020 and stood at $ 855 mn. Net polished diamond exports increased by 30.5%, compared to the same period in 2020 and stood at $ 1.15 bn.
Boaz Moldavsky, Israel Diamond Exchange President said: "The diamond industry, in Israel and around the world, went through a very difficult year, leaving us uncertain about the future of the industry. The IDE management is working to enable the entire sector to return to full activity, and is in contact with all relevant government agencies to advance the industry and grow it forward.”
Meira Weisberg, Chairman of the IDE Exhibitions and Foreign Relations Committee, said: “This year’s Blue and White Fair was particularly exciting and truly eye-opening. It is the first diamond show globally in over a year, coming after such a significant slowdown in trade.”

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