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

Polished prices plummet in July

07 august 2012

Diamond prices slumped dramatically during July and allied with weak trading volumes, this highlights the current malaise covering the diamond industry, Polished Prices reports.
The overall PolishedPrices index finished the month at 141.9, 5.1% below the level at the end of June. The average for July stood at 147.0 points, 2.4% below the June average and 13.8% below the average for July 2011. The first seven months of the year saw the index fall by 8.5% and it is 19.1% below the peak of August 2011.
The sudden acceleration in the rate of decline in polished diamond prices has left the overall index well below the level we were expecting it to be at the start of the year. With the summer holidays starting, it is difficult to see that there will be a major shift in direction through August, but hopes remain that the turnaround will come as the markets gear up for the fourth quarter.