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

Report: Demand for Diamond Jewelry in China Strong

06 april 2012

Demand for diamond, gold and platinum jewelry in China is very strong, according to new report released by a local business intelligence portal. ResearchInChina's 2011-2012 report on the Chinese jewelry industry reveals that yearly sales of jewelry in China were in excess of $47 billion by the end of 2011, an astounding 240% of the country's yearly sales only 11 years earlier, according to Israelidiamond.co.il.
The ResearchInChina report said that diamond, gold and platinum jewelry are the most popular in the Chinese market, with emerald and pearl pieces also performing well. Compared to other consumer products, the report found that jewelry is the 4th most popular among Chinese people, after home appliances, housing and automobile purchases.
Although the Chinese were late to becoming serious consumers of diamond jewelry, they rapidly increased their share of the global market and today they are second only to the United States in sheer quantity of diamond jewelry purchased, Diamond News reported.