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

Russian President Putin and Indian PM Modi to Inaugurate World Diamond Conference in Delhi

27 november 2014
The World Diamond Conference scheduled to be held in New Delhi on December 11th and 12th, 2014 will be inaugurated by Russian President H.E. Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. India’s Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Nirmala Sitharaman will also address the inaugural session of the conference. 
WFDB President Ernie Blom is scheduled to address the conference in the introductory session. 
De Beers CEO Philippe Mellier is the keynote speaker at the conference, which will also be addressed by Managing Director Rio Tinto Diamonds Jean Marc Lieberherr; and Acting President, Alrosa, Ilya Ryashchin. 
After two days of deliberations, the World Diamond Conference will wind up with a press conference chaired by Commerce Secretary, GoI, Rajeev Kher, with Vipul Shah, Anoop Mehta, Alex Popov and  Ernie Blom participating.

Aruna Gaitonde, Rough&Polished correspondent in India