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

World Diamond Council begins implementation of reform process

24 january 2014

The World Diamond Council (WDC) has begun the implementation of the reform of the organization, according to the roadmap provided by its newly amended bylaws, which were approved by a vote of the full membership last November, WDC reported.
The reforms are designed to ensure that WDC remains reflective of the composition of the international diamond and jewelry sectors, to ensure a transparent decision-making process and to provide financial stability over the long term.
The first step of the process involves the re-registration of existing WDC members and the registration of new WDC members under the new bylaws. Under the amended statutes, all members are required pay annual dues, according to a graded fee structure that takes into consideration the size and occupation of the body in question.
Following the registration drive, which is scheduled to end in March, WDC members will elect a new Board of Directors. According to the bylaws, it will need to reflect the geographical diversity of the entire diamond supply chain, and always include representatives of the mining companies, diamond manufacturers and traders, diamond jewelry manufacturers and retailers, and industry service providers.
The new Board of Directors will then elect the WDC President and Vice President. The WDC President will serve a single two-year term, following which he or she will be succeeded by the sitting Vice President.
The new Board of Directors will also appoint members to the four standing committees, which include a Finance Committee, Audit Committee, Kimberley Process Task Force Committee and Technical Committee.
"It is today clear that the World Diamond Council's mission to defend the integrity of the diamond and the diamond and jewelry industry will remain pertinent over the long-term. These reforms will enable us to maintain a robust, representative, efficient and transparent structure, which serves all members of our business community," said WDC President Avi Paz.

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