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

U.S. Polished Exports Surge after JCK Show

13 august 2014

U.S. polished diamond imports rose 3.6 percent year on year to $1.619 billion in June as the average price per carat surged 26 percent to $2,094, Rapaport reported. However, polished diamond exports jumped 15.1 percent to a record of $2.941 billion, leaving the largest monthly deficit on record at $1.321 billion, far surpassing the deficit of $993 million one year earlier. Polished data for May and June typically reflects JCK show activity, but since June 2011, post-JCK net polished imports have shown an increasingly higher monthly deficit.
Rough diamond imports in June increased 80 percent to $36 million, while rough exports declined 48.1 percent to $14 million, leaving net rough imports of $22 million compared with a deficit of $7 million one year ago. The net diamond account in June, reflecting the difference between net diamond imports and net exports,  recorded a deficit of $1.299 billion, which was again the largest dollar amount to date for a single month.
Polished diamond imports for the first six months of 2014 have increased 5.3 percent year on year to $12.212 billion; however, polished exports have risen 13.6 percent to $11.49 billion, leaving net polished imports 51.2 percent lower at $723 million. Rough diamond imports recorded a 72.6 percent increase at $366 million, while rough exports surged 81.8 percent to $249 million. Net rough imports have improved 56.8 percent to $116 million, resulting in a net diamond account of $839 million compared with $1.555 billion one year ago.