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

De Beers’ GemFair ropes in more than 160 Sierra Leone artisanal miners

De Beers inaugurated its GemFair pilot programme in Sierra Leone’s Kono District with 14-member mine sites in 2018 to create a secure route to market for ethically sourced artisanal and small-scale diamonds. GemFair programme manager Ruby Stocklin-Weinberg...

16 august 2021

BlueRock Diamonds loss widens, revenue rises

05 july 2016
BlueRock Diamonds PLC reported its 2015 pretax loss widened due to extra costs. Meanwhile, its revenue rose sharply.
The diamond-mining company said in the year it has produced in excess of 2,500 carats, adding that the average value per carat was of $261, more than the original estimate of $183.
"Although our production volumes were variable over the year, in general we saw a marked increase in throughput and reported that our plant had processed over 9,000 tons in November," the company said.
In 2015, the company reported a pretax loss of 1.1 million pounds ($1.6 million) compared with a loss of GBP646,487 for the previous year, despite revenue rising to GBP264,372 from GBP65,084.
Operating expenses were of GBP874,624 in 2015, up from GBP659,302 in 2014.

Theodor Lisovoy, Rough&Polished, Moscow