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

Hong Kong’s jewellery exports increase 39.1% in H1

28 july 2021
According to the latest government data, Hong Kong’s exports of jewellery products registered an increase of 39.1 per cent for the first- half of 2021 y-o-y, still below export revenues recorded in the year 2019. 
The shipments of jewellery, goldsmiths’ and silversmiths’ wares rose 44.1 per cent in June compared to last year, according to the Census and Statistics Department of Hong Kong. However, when compared to pre-Covid 2019, June’s export figures show a decline of 2.46 per cent and first-half exports were down 14.7 per cent.
Hong Kong’s overall exports during the first six months of 2021, increased by 30 per cent. The value of merchandise exports continued to grow strongly in June over a year earlier. Exports to mainland China, the US and the EU all accelerated in growth, while those to other Asian markets also expanded by varying degrees.

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