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...


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

WFDB and seven other diamond industry umbrella organizations cancel participation in WDC annual general meeting

29 october 2014
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), together with seven other major diamond industry umbrella organizations, announced it is withdrawing its participation in the World Diamond Council Annual General Meeting, which is taking place in Antwerp, Belgium, WFDB reported.
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB); the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC), the Federation of Belgian Diamond Bourses (FBDB), the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB), the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE), the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI); the Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) and CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation signed and sent a joint letter to the World Diamond Council (WDC) announcing that they resolved not to "participate in this annual general meeting of the WDC" until the direction that WDC current leadership intends to take is satisfactorily explained.
The signatories expressed their disappointment at the actions the "WDC has taken during the course of the past few months and leading up to the meeting scheduled for 28 October 2014 in Antwerp, including but not limited to the biased survey conducted without consulting 98% of the industry, represented by the signatories."
While emphasizing that the signatories remain "committed to the spirit and the enforcement of the Kimberley Process Scheme" and arguing that their letter should "in no manner whatsoever be construed either to be an attempt to not comply or to avoid the Kimberley Process Scheme," they at the same time declared that "whilst the mandate of our members is clear and set out herein, we will not support any entity under the parentage of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, which has appeared to take arbitrary decisions in a lack of transparency.”

Alex Shishlo, Editor in Chief of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished