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...


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

Russia Exports 25M Carats of Rough in 2008

05 march 2009

Russia exported 24.472 million carats of rough diamonds worth $1.6 billion in 2008, the Finance Ministry reported in a statement compiled from Kimberley Process certificate data. Russia exported 17.28 million carats of diamonds worth $1.2 billion to the countries of the European Union (EU), RAPAPORT reported. It exported the remaining diamonds to Armenia, Belarus, Belgium, the UK, Israel, India, China, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the U.S., Switzerland, South Africa and Japan.
Russia imported 232,407 carats of diamonds worth $38.3 million from the EU. Total diamond imports, including from the U.K., Guinea, Israel, Congo, Sierra Leone, Tanzania and Switzerland, came to 254,485 carats worth $60.9 million. Russia, represented by Yakutia-based diamond monopoly ALROSA, controls a quarter of the world market for uncut diamonds. Russia produced $2.5 billion in uncut diamonds in 2008.
The Kimberley Process was set up to ensure that conflict diamonds are kept out of circulation and are not used as a source of financing for terrorism. Kimberley Process participants in 2002 approved the main standards in an international system to certify diamonds. These stipulate that rough diamonds may only be supplied to countries that are participants in the process, that certificates must accompany each consignment, that statistics on imports and exports must be compiled and exchanged and that the certification process must be monitored.