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

Danger Signals

22 may 2012

Recent reports state that at the recent WDC meeting held in Vicenza, KP Chair Gillian Milovanovic mooted the idea of a wider definition of “conflict diamonds”, Diamond World reported in its Weekly E-Post. She would like it to cover not just diamonds used to fuel armed conflict, but a more general one, covering “other violence” as well.
The WDC, went a step further, passing a resolution supporting Milovanovic’s call, and penned down the basis of the change as: “diamond related violence in rough diamond producing and trading areas."
While the move to widen the definition had already sounded alarm bells in many quarters, WDC’s resolution has the diamond industry seeing red, no doubt. Both in terms of the danger it represents as well as the anger it has evoked.
It hardly requires any intelligence to realise that if the proposal is implemented, the US and its allies will have most of the countries involved in the diamond industry – from mining nations to manufactures centres - at its mercy. So large is the leeway, that almost any act of violence in the rough producing/manufacturing world in any way connected to diamonds would be enough to evoke sanctions. This is a move that could have some serious ramifications that could put both the KP system as well as the legitimate diamond industries in many countries in jeopardy.