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

НRD Antwerp launches one-day track certificate service

02 october 2009

HRD Antwerp is extending its diamond certification services with a special fast-track route for diamonds which require urgent processing, AWDC reports. 
Starting October 1st, diamonds delivered before 10.00 am at the HRD Antwerp – Diamond Lab will be returned certified the same day, after 4 pm. This special service is offered at a 30% additional fee.
“Providing this service, allows diamond dealers to speed up business transactions,” said Georges Brys, General Manager HRD Antwerp. “The new service addresses requests from the diamond industry to immediately be able to supply a diamond with its corresponding certificate.”
The number of diamonds that can be processed daily is limited, so the service will be operated on a “first come, first serve” basis. 

Alex Shishlo, Editor of the Rough&Polished European Bureau in Brussels