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

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23 august 2021

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

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16 august 2021

Lerala diamonds set for Antwerp auction

16 september 2016
DDA Trading, which focuses on sales and marketing of rough diamonds, said it will conduct an auction of about 25,000 carats of diamonds from the Lerala Diamond Mine, Botswana.
Idex Online reports that the goods to be put under the hammer from 19 to 26 September would be original run of mine production.
Lerala, which was owned by Kimberley Diamonds, reopened last April following the awarding of a $47 million open pit-mining contract to South Africa’s Basil Read in February.
Kimberley said its production to date at Lerala was 27,597 carats.
Its first sale conducted last July saw gem-quality diamonds being sold at an average price of $98/carat.
Kimberley was targeting yearly output of 360,000 carats from Lerala over the next seven years.

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