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

R.A. Gem Centre Ltd. is optimistic about market rejuvenation

28 july 2009

R.A. Gem Centre Ltd., a subsidiary of S. Vinodkumar Diamonds Pvt. Ltd., and a leading diamond supply company in Hong Kong, is optimistic about diamond markets improving from the market slowdown. Despite the last two quarters being slow for business, the company believes markets are lifting up now.
The company is preparing for the rejuvenation of markets. “ We have expanded our Hong Kong office massively from 6,000 sf to 14,000 sf” said Mr. Ketan Shah, Director of R.A. Gem Centre Ltd. They redecorated its office in Hung Hom and has launched a recruitment programme.
R.A. Gem Centre Ltd., has been acknowledged by the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC) as the Number 1 Importer of Diamonds from India in South East Asia.

Yekaterina Davydova, Rough&Polished Asian Bureau Editor in Beijing