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

Mbada special grant regularisation bid: Zim says to respond “soon”

05 april 2016
Zimbabwe has promised to “soon” respond to a request by Mbada Diamonds to have its special grant in Marange regularised.
"Mbada went to court and the judgment came out stating that the special grant for Mbada had expired until the regularisation of its special grant has been done,” Mines minister Walter Chidhakwa was quoted by the state media as saying.
“The regularisation of the special grant has to be done in terms of the Mines and Minerals Act. We'll soon be responding to their request. Right now I can't tell you the decision before we inform them."
Harare ordered mining companies that were operating in Marange off the diamond fields after they refused to merge into a single firm called the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC).
However, companies such as Mbada took the government to court contesting the directive.
Mbada was allowed access to their concession to only protect its assets.
Zimbabwe allegedly earned about $2 billion in diamond revenue from about $15 bllion earned since 2009.
Chidhakwa said an audit was underway to ascertain the value of diamonds the country had lost due to lack of transparency and accountability issues by some mining companies.

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