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

Scio Ramps Up Production, Shipments

12 october 2012

Manufacturer of artificial diamonds Scio Diamond Technology said it intends to ramp up shipments of its laboratory-grown stones, which they have been producing at record levels of late, reports cited by
Using a special vapor deposition process, Scio manufactured 1,400 carats of artificial diamonds in the last month and 3,300 carats of product in the past 16 weeks, the firm said in a press release.
Scio chief executive officer Joseph Lancia said that the artificial diamond company's production increases amount to a 29% surge for the most of September, adding that the firm has been faithful to its plans to progressively ramp up manufacturing.
Scio chief operations officer Mike McMahon said that the company's annual artificial diamond production rate has vastly increased, from 4,300 in June 2011 to 14,500 at present, more than tripling its output, according to