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

Rapaport Melee Diamond Index Up 5.4% in 1Q 2014

21 april 2014

The Rapaport Melee Index (RMI™) for small diamonds increased by 5.4% to 137.60 during the first quarter of 2014. Year on year the index is up 1.9% from its level of 135.00 in March 2013, Rapaport reports.
The diamond market had a positive first quarter as polished prices firmed throughout the period. Polished demand was spurred by jewelers restocking after they sold off inventory during the Christmas and Chinese New Year holidays. The March Hong Kong Jewellery Show demonstrated firm Far East demand with Chinese and Indian buyers back in the market. Trading activity is expected to stabilize in the second quarter now that wholesale and retail jewelers have replenished their inventories and may restrain their buying at current higher price points. Nevertheless, sentiment remains positive after a relatively strong first quarter.
“There was increased inter-dealer trading and market liquidity in Q1 as dealers sought to source diamonds while prices continued to rise. Prices have stabilized over the last few weeks and we anticipate the market to remain steady going into the second quarter. Rapaport Diamond Auctions sold over 125,000 carats of diamonds for $27.4 million during the first quarter of 2014,” said Ezi Rapaport, Director of Global Trading at the Rapaport Group.