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

Surat diamantaires invite overseas traders to buy office space in proposed SDB

29 may 2014

After Mumbai, now Surat diamantaires are inviting diamond traders from abroad to set up offices at the proposed Surat Diamond Bourse (SDB) here. Road Shows are being organised at Antwerp, Dubai, Hong Kong, China, UAE and Europe, to impress upon diamond traders to buy office space at the proposed diamond bourse, according to a report in TOI.
Chandrakant Sanghavi, member of the SDB committee and chairman of Sanghavi Exports, said, "Few days ago, Indian diamantaires from Israel, Antwerp and Hong Kong had visited Surat and they were keen to know more details about the proposed diamond bourse. They have shown interest in purchasing office space here."
Meanwhile, the diamantaires spearheading the proposed SDB movement are likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, to seek the support of the Central Government for the new venture. According to a DTC Sightholder, it was Modi who insisted on developing a parallel bourse in Surat during his meeting with the diamond community members in Mumbai last year.

Aruna Gaitonde, Rough&Polished correspondent in India