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

The 9th Gold & Precious Metals Summit concluded in China

15 december 2014

The 9th China Gold & Precious Metals Summit, jointly endorsed by the China Gold Association and the Shanghai Gold Exchange and organized by IGVision International Corporation, was held in Shanghai China during December 3-4, 2014.
Convening nearly 250 top professionals from all the spheres of gold industry and trading, the event highlighted metal prices, supply/demand picture, investor sentiment, mining strategy, monetary policy trends, Chinese and Indian physical gold demand, and global macroeconomic environment in the context of a lower price environment, muted physical gold buying out of Asia, a strengthening U.S. dollar and U.S. recovery etc.
According to the China Gold Association, Chinese gold output stood at 428 tonnes in 2013. The country's gold production in the first three quarters of 2014 has achieved a 15% year-on-year increase. The whole year's bullion import is estimated to reach 1,200 - 1,300 tonnes.
Meanwhile, president of the China Gold Association & general manager of China National Gold Group Corp. Song Xin said that China surpassed India as the biggest gold consumer and became the world's top producer, consumer, importer and fabricator of the precious metal. Since the beginning of 2014, China's jewellery demand for gold is still rising steadily.
This year's Summit also featured a 'Dubai Pavilion' set up by a group of exhibitors from DMCC and other Dubai gold industry delegates.

Theodor Lisovoy, Rough&Polished in Moscow