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

Machete wielding guards torture diamond diggers in Angola

23 june 2016
Laughing security guards allegedly working for a private company in the diamond-mining region of Lunda-Norte were filmed torturing illegal diamond diggers in Angola.
Independent news site Maka Angola founded by human rights journalist Rafael Marques posted the seven minutes and 14 seconds clip on YouTube, which exposed the “vicious” and “sadistic” violence against the bawling men.
Illegal diamond mining had been a source of headache for Angolan officials despite efforts to put to an end the practice.
Marques had dedicated most of his life advocating human rights in the country, according Global Voice.
He was last year given a six-month suspended jail term for supposedly defaming a group of Angolan generals who he accused of not observing human rights in his “Blood Diamonds: Torture and Corruption in Angola”.
“We are in 2016 and still have diggers being tortured with a machete,” Marques said in a recent interview with Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster.
 Many of these atrocities are carried out by former combatants who now work as private security guards, but their actions don't often make headlines.
He alleged that authorities were not doing as much as they could be to stop it.

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