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

JCK Vegas signals Good Signs

04 june 2012

The JCK Vegas Show unfolded on June 1, 2012. Its first day concluded with the hope that the U.S. market could be stabilizing, Diamond World reported in its Weekly E-post. The good news comes from the fact that exhibitors have lined up new product lines and innovations, there was good footfall, and enquiries prevailed on the first day across diamonds and price points, and for bridal jewellery. While enquiries mean that there is interest, it was heartening to note that buyers are interested in buying.
With these signs of business, needless to say that the industry is getting its dose of a boost after being overshadowed with the gloom of the economic weakness in Europe and slow demand in other parts of the world. The optimism also holds significance for the reason that the U.S. – the reigning market of the global gem and jewellery industry before the economic crisis in 2008-09 is gaining its muscles back. For the gem and jewellery industry, JCK Vegas appears to be a silver lining.