State visit highlights the successful partnership between the Antwerp diamond sector and South Africa

From the 22nd until the 27th of March, his and her Majesty, the King and Queen of Belgium, are on an official visit to the Republic of South Africa to emphasize the strong bilateral relations between both countries.

24 march 2023

Gemfields boosts revenue in 2022 despite macroeconomic pressures

Gemfields achieved record revenues of $341.1 million in 2022, up 32% compared to $257,7 million in 2021, mainly from the sale of rough emeralds and rubies.

24 march 2023

Gem Diamonds fails to find a buyer for Ghaghoo mine, faces closure

Gem Diamonds has failed to find a buyer for its Ghaghoo Diamond Mine in Botswana’s Central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR), which had been on care and maintenance since February 2017. Mmegi reports that the diamond miner, which is currently focused...

24 march 2023

Japan's sales growth of platinum jewellery narrows to 0.5% YoY in Q4

Overall Japan's household spending in November 2022 fell 1.2% from the previous year in inflation-adjusted real terms, marking the first drop in six months. General retail sales in Japan rose 3.8% in December 2022 compared to a year earlier...

24 march 2023

Galileo delineates 1.5km long gold anomaly at Zim project

Galileo Resources delineated a 1.5km long gold anomaly following a wide-spaced soil sampling along the northern part of the Bembeshi Trend at its Bulawayo Gold Project in Zimbabwe.

24 march 2023

Will the Wedding Boom Continue?

16 march 2023

( - The bridal sector hopes the momentum will last following the busiest year for nuptials in almost four decades. For nearly two years, the world came to a standstill as Covid-19 raged. Travel was limited, and fewer activities took place outside the home. Yet something that seemed to continue in force during the pandemic was engagements. More people popped the question, perhaps realizing how short life could be — or they simply discovered they could thrive in close quarters with their significant others. But tying the knot was a different story. Pandemic restrictions meant many couples had to hold off on the ceremony itself. The trend led many in the industry to predict 2022 would be a banner year for weddings — and the reality appears to have proved them right.