Polishedprices went live in 2002, providing wholesale transaction-based polished diamond prices, indices, independent market reporting and opinions.
You can also find us on Reuters TICKER code: <DIAMONDS/PP> and Bloomberg TICKER code: <PLPR>.
Polished Prices is strictly independent. Nobody working at Polishedprices buys or sells diamonds.
Charles has been in the diamond industry for over 40 years. He was a director of the CSO, De Beers' selling arm, before deciding to leave De Beers to set up his own diamond businesses in 1995.
He is co-founder of WWW International Diamond Consultants Ltd (WWW) and is engaged in related businesses, mainly with others whose skills are based on the company's expertise in technology, the gathering of detailed market information and a wide range of contacts.
The key of his success is the true independent nature of his business and the contacts with which he is involved. WWW has had a joint venture with the Aboriginal Diamond Group (ADG) through Diamonds International Canada ( DICAN) , and since 1998 has been the Government Diamond Valuator for the Federal Government of Canada and now for the Government of the North West Territories. It also acts as the Government Diamond Valuator for the Government of Ontario. A full list of the clients of WWW may be found on its website www.diamondwww.com.
Charles holds an MA in Jurisprudence from Oxford University.
Co-founder and Director
Emma is responsible for business development, data contributor relations and content.
She is also founder of botm Pty - Bringing Opportunities To Market, a Botswana-based financial investment and advisory firm, specialised in advising and implementing foreign investment projects. Previously, Emma worked for Reuters news agency as a full-time correspondent in Amsterdam. She subsequently set up her own desk, reporting for a number of publications as a freelance journalist, including The Financial Times, Business Day of South Africa and National Post (Canada).
After graduating with an Honours degree in Statistics from the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology in 1979, Richard worked for De Beers for 22 years, before leaving to take over WWW Diamond Forecasts Ltd.
He studied diamond polishing under the tutelage of Gabi Tolkowski, and used this knowledge to write the mathematical models used for describing the manufacturing process. He has unique experience of modelling consumer behaviour and was responsible for creating De Beers pricing scenarios. He is a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and is currently studying for a PhD in statistics.
Richard is responsible for creating the indices and all related data issues for polishedprices.com’s diamond prices.