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

Abandoned TanzaniteOne mines a death trap for illegal miners

12 october 2016
TanzaniteOne said several illegal tanzanite miners continue risking their lives by going underground at its dangerous disused mines in Mirerani in anticipation of finding the rare gemstones.
The company had three quarries that were closed for endangering miners' lives.
Tanzania Daily News reports that 10 people recently cheated death by a whisker after trespassing through one of these abandoned quarries.
"Many people wrongly believe that the closed mines still yield gemstones and usually steal their way in to salvage what they can find, but in reality these quarries are dangerous and could cave in anytime," TanzaniteOne managing director Robert Grafen Greaney was quoted as saying.
"The mines can either cave in or the invaders can suffocate as it was the case today."
One of the company directors Faisal Juma Shahbhat said that in most cases, the trespassers use underground routes to enter closed mines.
"They enter from other quarries and slither into these mines, thus cannot be detected easily," he said.
Meanwhile, police in Tanzania arrested two of the 10 suspects, who were on the verge of being buried alive in the 'Investors Shaft Level 21' belonging to the TanzaniteOne.
The trespassers had gone underground in the mine equipped with a power generator to pump fresh air into the quarry.
However, something went wrong with their generator, which started exuding thick carbon monoxide fumes leading to the chocking of the invaders who were almost killed by suffocation, Tanzania Daily News reports.
Police reports further revealed that eight of the suspects managed to drag themselves out one by one in critical condition, with others receiving assistance from other miners.
But after receiving first aid and getting some fresh air, they all took to their heels, leaving their two colleagues who had fainted underground.

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