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

50 illegal diamond miners arrested in Marange, security beefed up

29 february 2016
Zimbabwean police said 50 illegal diamond miners were arrested in Marange after storming the area Monday evening.
The directive by Harare to have diamond mining companies in Marange stop their operations and remove their equipment within 90 days, had allegedly triggered illegal mining and stripping of assets, a move which was reminiscent of the 2006 invasions.
Mbada Diamonds, Diamond Mining Company (DMC), Jinan and Anjin were some of the affected companies.
Marange Resources, which was wholly-owned by the government, was still operating.
The Herald newspaper reports that the situation was now “back to normal” as more deployments were being made to seal off the area from would-be troublemakers.
"We have deployed our officers here to ensure that there is no looting of our diamonds and other equipment,” said Home Affairs minister Ignatius Chombo following a visit to Marange.
“We will only withdraw our forces after the completion of the consolidation process.”
Meanwhile, mines minister said the affected diamond companies would not be relicenced. He said the companies never declared a dividend to the government as a shareholder.
“They always gave excuses of making losses, but how can loss making ventures continue operating, with some of them asking for more concessions?," said Chidhakwa.

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