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

UN Experts Reported Smuggling of Rough Diamonds from Ivory Coast

28 april 2014

Rough diamonds fr om Côte d' Ivoire are assumed to illegally flow into the global market, despite the embargo introduced in 2005. Rough supplies are carried out under the auspices of senior military officials.
Several European media reported that the above statement was made by UN experts charged with checking and verification of effectiveness of the embargo.
According to experts, diamonds mined in northern part of Côte d' Ivoire are exported to the neighboring countries through a dealers’ network. Diamond purchases are paid exclusively by cash, and the money is supposedly directed to purchase weapons.
UN experts say that rough diamonds are partially "exported" directly through the airport in Abidjan, wh ere police and customs officers are bribed.
UN experts published their findings at the time when Côte d' Ivoire was preparing to join the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, what would enable the African country to resume rough diamonds exports.
According to the data by European Union, annual diamond production in Ivory Coast ranges from 50,000 to 300,000 carats.

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