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

Flawless Pink Diamond sold at record $17.8 mln at Sotheby's Hong Kong Auction, 2 mln higher than the estimate

13 october 2014
A new world auction record for a flawless fancy vivid pink diamond was set at Hong Kong Sotheby’s last Tuesday when the 8.41-carat internally flawless fancy vivid purple-pink diamond sold for $17.8 million, nationaljeweler.com reports.
This 8.41-carat fancy vivid purple-pink diamond had a pre-sale high estimate of $15.5 million.
Internally flawless, pear-shape, fancy vivid purple-pink diamond was cut in New York from a 19.54-carat rough diamond mined by De Beers. Its internally flawless clarity is extremely rare in pink diamonds, while its fancy vivid color grading is the highest color grading given by the Gemological institution of America (GIA).
An Asian private buyer bought the diamond, which Sotheby’s had mounted.
Its sale shattered the former record of $10.8 million, which was set in November 2009, also in Hong Kong, for a 5-carat fancy vivid pink diamond.
Overall, Sotheby’s auction of Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite totaled $75.2 million, and was 69 percent sold by lot and 67 percent sold by value. The auction house offered a total of 339 lots, 234 of which found buyers.

Anna Georgieva, Rough&Polished correspondent