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

Prominent Growth In Silver Jewellery Fabrication In India, China & Russia

22 may 2009

According to Jewelers Circular Keystone, 2008 has marked the fifth successive year in which silver jewellery production dropped. Last year silver jewellery fabrication dropped 3.2% compared to the  previous year, according to the recently released World Silver Survey 2009 from the Silver Institute and GFMS Limited, the authors of the report.
Global silver fabrication dropped only 0.9%, a slight decrease to 832.6 million ounces (Moz.) in 2008. But silver fabrication was buoyed by coins and medals fabrication, which jumped an astonishing 63 percent to a record of 64.9 Moz.
As a fabrication sector, jewellery manufacturing took a more noticeable drop when production fell 3.2% to 158.3 Moz. last year. Weaker off-take in Italy and Thailand accounted for 75% of the gross losses as  exports were hit by lower consumption in major Western markets.
Meanwhile, growth in the silver jewelry production sector was most pronounced in India, China and Russia, driven by the fast growing demand in the modern silver jewelry segment in local markets for 2008, according to the survey.