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

Groundland & Co. Prepares Jewelry Chain for Possible Buyout

21 january 2009

The owner of the Red Contemporary and Symington discount jewelry chains has become the latest victim of the economic slump, RAPAPORT reported. Glasgow-headquartered Martin Groundland & Co. has called in KPMG administrators. Almost 100 jobs are at risk. The firm was founded in 1978, although the founders' family association with jewelry-retailing in the city goes back almost 100 years.
Martin Groundland & Co. employs 91 people in 13 shops: 11 in Scotland, one in the north of England and one in Northern Ireland. It stocks brands such as Emporio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY and Hot Diamonds.
"The directors have advised that as a result of difficult trading conditions and unsuccessful attempts to restructure and refinance the company, they had no option other than to appoint administrators," said administrators KPMG. Joint administrator Blair Nimmo said 78 staff members were being kept on and the shops would trade normally while a buyer was sought.