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

Mir underground mine achieves nameplate capacity

29 december 2016
ALROSA announced that Mir underground mine achieved its full projected capacity. In late December it produced 1 million tons of diamond ore. When such amounts the mine life can be extended by almost 50 years.
Mir kimberlite pipe is a landmark diamond field for Russia. Here in the middle of the last century it began commercial production of diamonds. Since 2001, the open pit mining was discontinued, but the work continued with the construction of the underground mine. The "dry conservation" was implemented at the project, which entered the world history of the mining industry. The conservation was meant to prevent the ingress of water in underground workings, which is about 1200 cubic meters of highly mineralized brines an hour. ALROSA achieved this by laying a waterproof film at the bottom of the inactive quarry in 2004, and on top it dumped a drainage bag and put powerful pumps nearby.
The first diamonds from the underground mine were produced in 2009. Today, the Mir mine has five underground aquifers, and 800 people work here. Diamonds at the Mir are mined between -210 to -615 meter layers, which is the border of the first starting complex. The achievement of the full projected capacity at Mir has become the premier event for ALROSA in 2016. Now the mine will annually produce diamonds worth $400 million.