Digital coloured gemstone trading platform Gembridge is pleased to announce that it has established a global ambassador network of distinguished industry figures to expand the business.

The network, which includes many of the world’s most respected gemstone dealers, will aim to establish Gembridge as the preferred marketplace for coloured gemstones worldwide.

“The ambassador’s role is to promote and grow the business of Gembridge in their part of the world. As we grow, they will become shareholders in the business,” Gembridge CEO Nick Marrett said.

“The ambassadors will be champions of our new marketplace where international trade is more affordable and secure, and access to high quality coloured gemstones is universal.”

Tony Brooke, Gembridge Chairman, added, “Each ambassador will help to build confidence in Gembridge, integrating the platform into the working heart of our industry. Strategically, our ambassador network will not only span the world, but also connect it.”

The Gembridge ambassadors include: Elke Berr, Edward Boehm, Evan Caplan, Guillermo Galvis, Jean Jureidini, Prashant Kothari, Duncan McLauchlan, Joe Menzie, Jean-Claude Michelou, Armil Sammoon and Manuela Soares.

“Adding such talent to our Gembridge team is crucial in an industry where networking and knowledge are the keys to success,” says Gembridge Head of Business Development, Helen Molesworth. “With our ambassadors’ support, Gembridge has a truly global reach as the ‘go-to’ international trading platform for coloured gemstones.”

Gembridge is helping to pioneer the digital transformation of the coloured gemstone trade. It provides a marketplace for members to buy, sell and consign, via a secure, verified and insured door-to-door service.

Gembridge is a commercial member of CIBJO, and is a member of the ICA and the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC).

Gembridge is regulated by Singapore’s Ministry of Law for purposes of anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism, in cooperation with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which is leading regulatory reforms across 200 countries.