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

Methane leakage at ALROSA mine

08 may 2019

More than 120 workers were evacuated at the ALROSA’s Udachny mine in the Mirny district of Yakutia due to rising methane levels, TASS news agency reports.
"The gas situation monitoring system determined the increase of methane over the maximum allowable level at the Udachny mine in trench drift No. 8 at the horizon of - 425 m. At the time of the accident, there were 126 workers at the mine. All people were immediately broght to the surface. There are no people injured," the agency quoted the press service of the company.
The report says that the incident occurred on May 7 at 23:30, and the works are still going to eliminate the leakage of methane.
The press service of ALROSA added that a special commission will be created to investigate the causes of the leak.

Victoria Quiri, Correspondent of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished, Strasbourg