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

GJEPC of India meets with delegation from Gauteng IDZ in South Africa

22 november 2016
A delegation from South Africa representing the Gauteng Growth and Development Agency met with GJEPC committee members on 16 Nov.2016 to discuss plans for their upcoming Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), says a report in gjepc.org.
The Agency is promoting the Gauteng IDZ located near the O.R.Tambo International Airport in South Africa. The SA delegation outlined the plans for the new IDZ and assured assistance in terms of finance and logistics if required, to potential investors setting up businesses or factories at the IDZ. IDZ will also have a Refinery that is being set up by Metal Concentrators, a renowned refiner and supplier of precious metals in South Africa.
The GJEPC Chairman, Praveenshankar Pandya suggested that the Zone should also make sure there is an assured supply of rough diamonds from the mining companies to those setting up units, to which delegation agreed to consider the suggestion.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor-in-Chief of Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished