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

RJC and Signet Jewelers introduce new RJC CEO to the China and Hong Kong jewellery trade

02 october 2014
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), in collaboration with Signet Jewelers Ltd., hosted a very successful outreach event to enhance the RJC’s representation in China and Hong Kong and to introduce the new CEO of the RJC – Mr. Ashish Deo – to the industry representatives.
The event attracted over 100 attendees including senior leaders from the top 3 jewellery retailers in China, leading diamond producing company Alrosa, leading trade media, several current RJC members and many other jewellery industry businesses. Many attendees expressed strong interest in joining the RJC as a result of this event.
Signet Vice President, Corporate Affairs, David Bouffard emphasised that Signet is a committed founding and certified member of the RJC and expected its suppliers to become certified members of the RJC over time, as a part of meeting Signet’s corporate policy on ethical and responsible supply chains.
Chairman of Hong Kong Jewellery and Jade Manufacturers' Association (HKJJMA) Benedict Sin endorsed the benefits RJC brings to the wider jewellery industry and specifically to the Hong Kong manufacturing and export sectors.
For example, the RJC certification program can help maintain and grow Hong Kong and Chinese businesses in the US and European markets.

Dasha Platonova, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough&Polished