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

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

Belarus 1H Rough Imports -65%

09 july 2009

Rough imports to Belarus fell 65 percent to 15,550 carats during the first half of 2009, the Belarusian Finance Ministry told Interfax. The dollar value of these imports dropped 68 percent to $4.3 million. During the second quarter, imports dropped 80 percent to 4,050 carats, or 63 percent by value to $2.1 million, RAPAPORT reported.
Belarus imported rough diamonds from Russia, Belgium and Israel. The ministry said that imports plummeted due to shrinking demand for cut and polished diamonds abroad. Belarus does not mine diamonds, but cuts and polishes them at the Kristall plant in the city of Gomel. The plant exports 90 percent of its cut gems to the U.S., Belgium, Israel and Southeast Asia. Rough diamond imports grew 1 percent in 2008 to 98,154.86 carats, an increase of 35 percent by value to $34.27 million.