GOLDNET.MARKET - “We want and are working to provide business with the opportunity to develop a lot of activity areas”

Today, almost all jewellery companies have their own wholesale websites, online stores, and social media pages. But a year ago, GOLDNET.MARKET, the first jewellery wholesale marketplace appeared in Russia, a new effective tool for the jewellery market...

20 september 2021

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...

13 september 2021

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

Alex Popov, President of the Moscow Diamond Exchange and head of the Âme jewelry brand, which uses lab-grown diamonds to produce jewelry, sat for an interview with Rough&Polished sharing his views on the coexistence of natural and man-made diamonds in...

23 august 2021

Sierra Diamonds eyes underground mining with $25m investment

21 january 2016
Sierra Diamonds said it is set to invest $25 million in large-scale underground mining in Sierra Leone if their application for license to mine diamonds in Tongo gets a nod by the National Minerals Agency.
Awoko newspaper reports that Sierra Diamonds, a subsidiary of Stellar Diamonds, had been conducting diamond exploration in Sierra Leone for “a period now”.
The company had established a diamond resource of 1.45 million carats and its operational life span would be 18 years of intensive underground mining in the country.
“The mining will consist of 3 mining pits each covering a nominal strike length of 650m. This may vary according to local variations in the surface elevation and strike extent of separate section of the dyke where it breaks up to the eastern end of the deposit,” company chief executive Karl Smithson was quoted as saying.
“Each pit will start mining at the center of 650m strike and as the next bench elevation will be created. It is proposed that 6 benches will be advanced simultaneously in the opposite directions.”
He also said the preliminary economic assessment had been undertaken on the Tongo project to establish the company’s future investment policy.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished