Work hard and you will find success

Eduard Utkin, Director General of the “Jewellers’ Guild of Russia” Association, expert of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Committee on Precious Metals and Precious Stones, told R&P about implementing the SIIS PMPS (State Integrated Information...


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

Israel's 1Q Polished Exports -57%

02 april 2009

Israel finished the first quarter with polished diamond exports down 57 percent to $935 million, according to the country's Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor. Polished imports declined 61 percent to $408 million, and the country’s net polished exports, measuring the excess of exports over imports, fell 52 percent to $527 million, RAPAPORT reported.
Imports of rough diamonds dropped 79 percent to $278 million in the three months ending March 31, 2009. Rough exports decreased 71 percent to $318 million. As a result, net rough exports — imports minus exports — fell to a deficit of $40 million, compared with a surplus of $225 million during the same period a year earlier. Israel’s net diamond account, representing total exports less total imports, fell 35 percent to $567 million.
The ministry decided in January to publish the Israel’s diamond-trade data only on a quarterly basis, rather than monthly as it had in the past. Rapaport News will continue to report monthly figures based on monthly foreign-trade data provided by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). The data for March is scheduled to be published by CBS on April 22.