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...

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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

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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...

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Tiffany to Open Fourth Store in Singapore

07 september 2009

Tiffany & Co will open its fourth store in Singapore in the spring of 2010, the company said Thursday. The 2,750-square-foot store will be located in Singapore's Marina Bay Sands Shoppes, a new retail center for luxury brands, RAPAPORT reported.
"We are extremely excited about joining this dynamic retail community and unveiling our own heritage of quality and craftsmanship that make shopping at Tiffany a unique experience." said James Quinn, president of Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany also opened a less formal store at University Village in Seattle on Friday. The store, which is smaller than Tiffany’s other Seattle locations, offers a more relaxed sales environment to encourage customers to discover their own style, according to The Seattle Times.
The store has glass doors instead of Tiffany’s trademark stainless steel doors, so that it will be less intimidating and more inviting to enter. Inside the store, various jewelry is displayed on top tables to allow customers to touch pieces without asking for permission. Salespeople can also ring up sales on handheld cash registers. Tiffany opened a similar store at the Americana shopping center in Glendale, California last year, The Seattle Times reported.