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

RJC recognises Fairminded standard for gold from artisanal mining

02 october 2014
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) and the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) have announced today that Fairmined Standard v.2.0 is now officially recognised as a Responsible Mining Standard under the RJC Chain of Custody (CoC) Standard for precious metals.
To be able to extend the Fairmined certification scheme and its benefits to increasing numbers of committed responsible artisanal miners and to accomplish a more sustained market growth with larger gold volumes sourced from Fairmined certified organizations, the Fairmined Standard now provides brands with three different innovative sourcing models differing in the extent down to which point in the downstream supply chain physical traceability is governed by the Fairmined Standard - Labeled (down to the final consumer product), Incorporated (until the point, in which gold is refined), and additional for those who do not aspire to physically incorporate Fairmined Gold into their supply chain, but wish to contribute to the development of responsible artisanal miners.
Fairmined Standard v.2.0 is the landmark mining standard for the Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining sector. This aims to further incentivise artisanal miners to become certified under the Fairmined Standard, and recognises the pioneering work of the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) in creating this vital program for the sector.

Olga Patseva, Editor in Chief of the American Bureau and Anna Georgieva, Rough&Polished correspondent