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

$2.5 Million Pink Diamond Makes Canada Debut

16 april 2012

One of the largest pink diamonds in the world has been unveiled publicly in Canada for the first time at Edmonton, Alberta location of Birks Jewelers, reports. The rare polished diamond, which is owned by an anonymous private collector, is estimated to be worth approximately $2.5 million.
The bubble-gum-hued stone is but one of 45 precious gems and pieces of jewelry that are part of a group touring across Canada, tempting potential buyers. Birks spokesperson Eva Hartling said the store is accommodating interested parties with private showings. The pink diamond will be on display until Tuesday.
Hartling says that the pink diamond's uniqueness lies both in its color – its very specific purple-pink hues – and in its size, now measured at 10 carats, cut from an original 21-carat South African stone. Its origin is also different from most pink diamonds, which are mostly mined in Australia.