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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...

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

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International Rough Diamond Week Opens in Israel

11 march 2014

The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) opened its first ever International Rough Diamond Week on Sunday with representatives of major mining companies ALROSA, De Beers and Rio Tinto participating and some exceptionally large diamonds on display, Rapaport reports.
The opening day highlight at the event, which will last until Thursday, March 13, was a blue vivid 29.6-carat diamond sent to the trade show by New York luxury diamond brand Cora International. The acorn-size diamond was recovered by Petra Diamonds at its Cullinan Mine in South Africa and sold to Cora International last month for $25.6 million, or $864,865 per carat.
The blue diamond was anticipated to be “the jewel in the crown of the event,” said IDE President Shmuel Shnitzer. He added that the show was expected to put the IDE on the global rough diamond map.
Ahead of the show, the Israeli-French auction house Tzoffey's 1818 said it would include two exceptionally large rough diamonds in its tender at the event, one nearly 1,000 carats and the other about 600 carats.