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...

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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...

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There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

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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

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De Beers’ GemFair ropes in more than 160 Sierra Leone artisanal miners

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Diamond Dealers Skeptical Over India Show

26 july 2012

Diamond traders are voicing skepticism about one of Asia's most popular diamond and jewelry trade shows that is scheduled to take place in India next month, Diamond Intelligence reports cited by Diamantaires are worried that potential buyers will only be willing to pay reduced prices for polished diamonds, due to the crash in the diamond market.
The 29th annual India International Jewelry Show, to be held in Mumbai in August, will have more than 1800 booths and about 800 exhibitors from India and the rest of the world. As recently as last year, the conference had 33,000 visitors, a quarter more than in 2010, making it the second-largest show of its kind on the continent.
But a drop in polished diamond prices has hit Indian manufacturers hard. In recent months, certified polished diamond prices have decreased by about 5%, while loose polished diamond prices have dropped by between 15% and 20%. There is a prevalent fear that diamond prices will drop even further before the show, according to Diamond Intelligence.