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...

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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

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23 august 2021

De Beers’ GemFair ropes in more than 160 Sierra Leone artisanal miners

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Israeli pavilion at HKTDC to be the largest on the show

29 december 2014

The Israeli pavilion at the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show (HKTDC) is going to be the largest pavilion hosted at the event. Besides, it is going to be the largest in the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) history.
The representatives of Outsmart International Hong Kong that organizes all the pavilion layouts at the show have arrived at Israel to discuss all the details with Israeli companies. There is a full team of pavilion designers to plan and decorate each of the company sections at the show.
Nissim Palomo, the head of IDI marketing department, noted that this year 120 Israeli companies will take part in the Hong Kong show, the area needed to host all of them is amounted to more than 1600 sq. meters. Last year 117 diamond and gem companies from Israel occupied the area of 1500 sq. meters.
The atmosphere at the last year's HKTDC was described by Israeli participants as "positive". This year the event will be hosted at Wanchai convention centre on March 2-6, 2015.

Theodor Lisovoy, Rough&Polished, Moscow