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

Harry Winston Is Not Looking to Dispose Its Retail Business

22 october 2012

Last week some media reports cited an intent of diamond company Harry Winston, a major player in the diamond mining business and operating a large chain of diamond jewelry retail outlets across North America, to sell its retail business, looking for potential buyers, such as luxury groups LVMH and PPR.
Mining Weekly cited a source from within the Harry Winston camp revealed that the firm has approached a number of people who could potentially be interested in purchasing the company's substantial retail holdings. Selling off the retail arm of the firm would allow it to focus on its mining activities, which include Canada's largest diamond mine, Diavik, which it co-owns with mining giant Rio Tinto.
On news of Harry Winston's potential retail sell-off, the company's stock, which trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange, increased in value by as much as 10% at times, ending the day at $13.83, an increase of 3.67% last Wednesday, according to Mining Weekly.
Later, on Thursday, Harry Winston Diamond Corp. issued a statement saying it is not in talks to sell its luxury jewelry and watch business.
“While it is the company’s general policy not to comment on market rumors, it confirms that it has received various indications of interest regarding a potential purchase of its luxury brand segment. It is not in active negotiations regarding any such transaction. The company does not intend to make any further public announcements regarding this matter unless it concludes that they are warranted by the circumstances or are required by law,” - according to the statement by Harry Winston.

Tatiana Alexandrova, Rough&Polished, Moscow