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

Belgian vice-prime minister supports Antwerp diamond sector

03 june 2009

Belgian vice-prime minister and minister of foreign affairs Karel De Gucht don't agree with those who claim that Antwerp diamond sector has weakened in the past few years. Instead, it has become even more structured and transparent than before.
Minister emphasized that he has been following the diamond sector for over 10 years. He underscored the importance of the diamond trade and confirmed the unconditional support of the Belgian government and Foreign Affairs in particular, to help Antwerp maintain its leading position as major diamond trading centre.
Minister De Gucht he held a speech in the Diamantclub Antwerpen and had lunch with a delegation of Ambassadors of major diamond producing and exporting countries, including Canada, Australia, Israel, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Russia, Lesotho, Indonesia, Thailand, UAE, and the US.
80% of the rough diamonds and 50% of the polished diamonds worldwide pass through Antwerp. Total diamond imports and exports represented 45 billion USD in 2008.

Alex Shishlo, Rough&Polished European Bureau Editor in Brussels