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

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06 september 2021

There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

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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

Petra says Williamson mine expansion still on course

13 october 2016
AIM-listed Petra Diamonds said expansion plans for its Williamson mine, in Tanzania are still on course.
The company, which also has operations in South Africa, wants to ramp up tonnage throughput to about 5-million tonnes a year from the 2017 financial year and, at a grade of about 6 carat for every 100 tonnes, delivering 300 000 carats, Mining Weekly reports.
The expansion plan followed the completion of the initial development programme at Williamson.
“The Williamson mine is the world’s largest economic kimberlite mine by surface area at 146 ha and is Tanzania’s only important diamond producer. Despite the mine having been operated continuously since 1940, the pit is only 90 m at its deepest point, owing to the large size of the deposit,” the company was quoted as saying.
The Williamson mine was known for very rare pink stones.
The Mwadui kimberlite pipe, upon which the mine is based, contains a diamond resource of about 33.1-million carats, Mining Weekly reports.

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