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

Steinmetz, Graff Drop But Leviev Rises on Forbes' Billionaire List

22 march 2012

Forbes magazine published its annual list of the world's richest players for 2012, which recorded a record 1,226 billionaires with an average net worth of $3.7 billion and a combined net worth of $4.6 trillion, up from $4.5 trillion in 2011, Rapaport reported.  
The world’s wealthiest man again was Carlos Slim Helu of Mexico, with an estimated fortune of $69 billion, down from $74 billion in 2011.  The list included a number of executives involved, one way or another, in the diamond and jewelry industry.
Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway was the world's third-richest man valued at $44 billion.  Bernard Arnault, the chairman  of LVMH, ranked fourth behind Buffet with $41 billion.'s Jeffrey Bezos rose to No. 26 from No. 30 in 2011 and his net worth was $18.4 billion.
Ralph Lauren surged to No. 122 from No. 173 in 2011, with a $2.7 billion increase to his current net worth at $7.5 billion. Nicky Oppenheimer and his family fell from spot No. 136 to No. 139, as their net worth decreased from 2011 by $200 million to $6.8 billion. Beny Steinmetz of the Steinmetz Diamond Group dropped from No. 162 to No. 169, with a net worth of $5.9 billion, down about $100 million from 2011. Johann Rupert, of Richemont Group, ranked No. 199 with a net worth of $5.1 billion.
Laurence Graff dropped from No. 459 in 2011 to No. 464, even though his net worth rose about $100 million to $2.6 billion.
Lev Leviev rose 18 spots to No. 764, with his net worth improving to $1.7 billion from only $1.6 billion one year ago.