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

U.S. May Polished Imports -46%

13 july 2009

U.S. polished diamond imports during the month of May fell 46 percent to $1.25 billion. Polished exports during the month, which included the JCK Vegas show, dropped 48 percent to $660 million. Net polished diamond imports to the U.S. during the month declined 43 percent to $590 million, RAPAPORT reported.
Rough imports during the month declined 73 percent to $24 million and rough exports sank 70 percent to $14 million. May's net rough imports stood at $10 million, or 76 percent less than one year ago. Net diamond imports for May were at $600 million, down from $1.1 billion in May 2008.
During the first five months of the calendar year, the U.S. has imported almost $4.4 billion in polished goods, half the amount in the same period in 2008. Polished exports have dropped 45 percent to $3.2 billion, giving the country net imports of $1.2 billion, 59 percent lower than one year ago. Rough imports were down by 76 percent at $84 million, and rough exports have plunged 69 percent to $58 million. For the year to date, net rough imports fell 84 percent to $26 million. Net diamond imports for January through May stood just shy of $1.2 billion, a drop of 61 percent.