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

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

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23 august 2021

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

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16 august 2021

India Jewellers Thrilled With Renewed Demand for Diamonds

17 september 2012

Jewelers in India said they are the main beneficiaries of a recent resurgence in demand for diamonds, Israelidiamond.co.il reports.
Dealers in the country’s main diamond trading center of Surat say that they have been inundated with new orders submitted by importers from the United States, Europe, China, and United Arab Emirates.
The diamond jewelry industry is counting on September to be an improved month after a summer that saw a slowdown due to a decline in demand.
Despite the recent surge, officials with the Gem and Jewelry Export Promotion Council say that they expect exports to fall short by 15 to 20 percent compared to fiscal year 2012.
Rajiv Jain, the chairman of the GJEPC, said that the government’s decision to impose a 2 percent duty on imports of cut and polished diamonds contributed to the drop in exports at the beginning of the fiscal year. But the just-concluded International India Jewelry Show has injected fresh momentum into diamond exports.