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

Shanghai Diamond Exchange Trading +12% in 2013

20 january 2014

Diamond trading through the Shanghai Diamond Exchange (SDE) rose 12 percent year on year by value to $4.3 billion in 2013, according to the exchange release on Thursday, cited by Rapaport. About 80 million carats changed hands through the exchange in 2013, up 6.8 percent from the previous year.
The diamond trade in China suffered a drastic decline in 2012 but has recovered somewhat in 2013 as domestic diamond consumption picked up and customs cracked down on smuggling. Still, the SDE recorded diamond trading worth $4.7 billion in 2011.
The exchange in Jinmao Plaza, a landmark in Shanghai's Pudong District, was founded in October 2000 and is the only venue in China authorized by the State Council to handle diamond imports and exports and to conduct trade.
As a member of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, the exchange saw its membership grow to 364 by the end of 2013.