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

Tango gets TSX nod to acquire additional interest in Kwena, appoints CFO

16 august 2016
Tango Mining has received an approval from TSX Venture Exchange to acquire an additional 23 percent interest in the Kwena Group to lift its stake to 74 percent.
Tango had agreed to issue 14,2 million shares at a price of $0.05 to acquire the 23-percent interest, which would be distributed to four individuals.
A Tango director, Kevin Gallagher, would receive 1,3 million shares of the 14,2 million common shares, leaving his total shareholdings in Tango to 9.72 percent.
Tango Mining, a Canadian company, has completed a positive preliminary economic assessment for the past producing BK11 Kimberlite Diamond Mine, Botswana that could produce in excess of 500 000 carats over the life of mine and has a short timeline to the restart of production. Tango also agreed to acquire from Firestone Diamonds Limited its 100 percent right in the BK11 Mine.
Meanwhile, Tango has appointment Simon van der Loo as the company’s chief financial officer.
He replaced Kalyan Paul who resigned due to “other commitments”.

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