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

Head of LVMH Applied for Belgian Citizenship

11 september 2012

The head and controlling stakeholder of the French-based company LVMH, which specializes in sales of luxury goods, Bernard Arnault has applied for Belgian citizenship, local media reported.
Mass Media immediately commented this move by Arnault as an attempt to avoid payment of new French tax on the rich people. An increase of income tax rate to 75% for people earning more than €1 million per year has been proposed during the presidential campaign of François Hollande.
Arnault’s representatives explained this decision associating it with his desire to develop investment to Belgium, with which Arnault has a lot in common being a native of Roubaix, a town on the border between France and Belgium.
The head of LVMH also owns a house in Brussels.
LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.A. (LVMH) is one of the world's largest luxury goods conglomerates, based in Paris. It is the parent of around 60 sub-companies each operating a small number of prestigious brands. These daughter companies are, to a large extent, run autonomously. The group was formed after mergers brought together champagne producer Moët et Chandon and Hennessy, a leading manufacturer of cognac. In 1987, they merged with fashion house Louis Vuitton to form the group in its current state.
LVMH operates over 2,300 stores worldwide.

Alex Shishlo, Editor in Chief of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished