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 Officials meet GJEPC and BDB representatives

27 november 2014

A delegation of senior officials from the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), which included Chairman James Courage (Platinum Guild International); Honorary Treasurer Feriel Zerouki (De Beers Group); and its new Chief Executive Officer Ashish Deo, met with representatives of the GJEPC and the Bharat Diamond Bourse.
Deo outlined RJC’s Mission, Vision & Values that were revised last year prior to RJC launching its new Code of Practices. “These re-vitalised statements emphasise pipeline integrity and a respect for human rights across the global jewellery supply chain”, he said.
Since its launch in 2005, the RJC had made considerable progress. Today, the body has almost 550 members spread across 50 countries; and includes both large and small companies from different segments of the supply chain. 
As part of its future plans, RJC intends to maximise its coverage and impact in existing sectors – gold, platinum and diamonds – over the next 18-24 months; and to examine and review the opportunities in other sectors like coloured gemstones.
The GJEPC in turn requested that RJC put up Compliance Guidance Notes on its website as currently there was little clarity on the issue. An important point raised by those at the meeting centred on creating a level playing field, which some felt does not exist today.

Aruna Gaitonde, Rough & Polished correspondent in India