Digital coloured gemstone trading platform Gembridge appointed top gem merchant Armil Sammoon as its ambassador to Sri Lanka.
Under its global ambassador network, Gembridge plans to popularise the trading platform in several key markets, with an aim to establish Gembridge as the preferred marketplace for coloured gemstones globally.
“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.
Gembridge provides a marketplace for members to buy, sell and consign, via a secure, verified and insured door-to-door service.
Sammoon is a fifth-generation gem merchant. He has experience as a board member of the National Gem and Jewellery Authority, Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association, Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka and FACETS has allowed him to project Sri Lanka as a key source for gemstones with sustainable production.
He is the first Sri Lankan to be invited to attend Harvard University for their GIA Global Leadership programme. Sammoon heads Sapphire Capital Group and is the founding Alumni President for the GIA Chapter in Sri Lanka, as well as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to the ICA.
Gembridge is a commercial member of the World Jewellery Confederation, 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.