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

Old Wine, Old Bottle

30 january 2012

If the traditional beginning of the year meeting of sightholders with De Beeers chieftains - where for the first time Cynthia Carroll, CEO, Anglo American addressed them - is anything to go by, everything seems to be much of a muchness, says in a weekly newsletter.
Sure, there were new features – Dharanandan Diamonds an Indian sightholder had the honour of unveiling first sight of the year thanks to the highest bid that they put out for the opportunity. However, the sum and substance remained the same, including the approach of Anglo American, which, if all goes according to plan, will soon become the overwhelmingly largest shareholder in De Beers.
The assortment and pricing of boxes was a matter of debate – whether there has been an actual correction as claimed, or not. The bottomline, however, and a view shared by most, was that manufacturers’ margins would remain tight and that it was a rough time for rough.
Cynthia Carroll’s speech evoked the speeches of many yesteryears of De Beers speeches, stressing as it did on the magic of diamonds and the observations that “it is passion and partnerships that sets De Beers apart”. What will come as a heartening pronouncement for many in the business is Carrolls affirmation that “diamonds are not a commodity”, and her belief in the future of diamonds and the diamond industry.
Much needed reassurance as the diamond industry prepares to face 2012, prophesied to be a tough year by most analysts.