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

Indian Government extends gold hallmarking deadline by three months

02 september 2021
The Government of India has decided to extend the deadline for gold hallmarking by three months, giving a big relief to jewellers in the country.
The new deadline is November 30, 2021. Earlier the deadline was August 31, 2021.
The official notification for the same is expected to be released soon. Also, as per the information, Hallmarking Unique ID (HUID) rules will be limited to hallmarking centres only, and also jewellers and consumers will not be traced via HUID.
Currently, mandatory hallmarking is there in 256 districts. It can be noted that mandatory hallmarking of gold jewellery came into effect on June 16, 2021.
The 350-odd jewellery bodies are against the government's HUID system which they said has nothing to do with the purity of gold but is just a tracking mechanism.
Recently, a nationwide strike was called by 350-odd jewellers' associations to protest the central government's new gold hallmarking rules.

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