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

A jury selected finalists of the HRD Awards 2015

05 december 2014
A professional jury of the HRD Awards, the biennial diamond jewellery contest for young designers organised by Antwerp Diamond Laboratory, selected 39 finalists.
The contest offers a forum to designers to present and promote their jewels worldwide.
The 2015 theme is “A LA CARTE / A Culinary Journey”. The artist is given free rein. Antwerp diamond companies can apply to sponsor one of the selected designs.
The criteria were creativity, aesthetic quality, wearability and craftsmanship.
The winner of the 16th contest will receive $10 thousand in cash and three finalists - $2.5 thousand each. They are to be announced at the grand  finale in October 2015 during the World Expo in Milan. All the laureates benefit from an international promotion programme that accompanies the contest.

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