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

Warming Up

07 february 2012

As the first month of 2012 drew to a close, three important trade fairs that had taken place during January offered early indications that innovation could be the key in bringing about a thaw in the cold, dark days that the industry faced as 2011 drew to a close, Diamond World stated in its weekly e-post.
Just as IIJS Signature had already begun reinventing itself with a shift to Mumbai last year, Vicenzaoro Winter, not only had a new name and logo, but also sent out the strong message -- “Ordinary is over, ordinary is back”. This reflected the need to break away from the “never-changing routine, repetitive and predictable”. The show authority’s fresh approach in establishing a permanent Trends in Jewellery Forecasting centre was amply reflected in the halls too, where individual jewellers had created innovative product lines.
Another attempt at doing things differently was the Antwerp Diamond Fair held earlier this week and different because it was hosted by two Belgian bourses in the hub of the diamond district. Many of the invited buyers from across the world, particularly newer markets, reportedly firmed up deals with diamond suppliers.
Though none of the fairs saw massive crowds, or generated huge business, their relative success in troubled times is heartwarming. The focus now shifts eastwards where the Bangkok and Hong Kong fairs will be held during February. The industry will be eager to see whether the early signs of a thaw will herald a better season than had seemed possible earlier.