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

Rapaport Melee Diamond Index +14% in 1Q12

04 april 2012

The Rapaport Melee Index (RMI) for small diamonds rebounded 14% to 140.72 in the first quarter of 2012. While prices have returned to March 2011 levels, they remain below the June 2011 RMI of 153.73, Rapaport stated in press release.
Rapaport’s March Melee Diamond Auction sold 58,000 carats for $8.25 million. Record high prices were achieved in specific categories with strong demand from U.S. and Indian buyers supporting sales.
“We are seeing a strong rebound in prices for commercial quality melee and higher levels of liquidity after a slow second half of 2011. Traders have returned to the market bringing market prices back to levels reached last year. We are excited to have achieved record high prices in certain categories, exceeding sellers’ expectations. Rapaport Auctions continue to attract hundreds of the strongest international buyers while providing the second hand market with a competitive platform to achieve fair market value for their recycled diamonds.” said Ezi Rapaport, Director of Global Trading Operations.