Work hard and you will find success

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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

Kaninda leaves WDC: No disillusionment, disappointment, but new opportunity has presented itself

04 september 2019

news_04092019_chantal.pngThe outgoing executive director of the World Diamond Council (WDC) Marie-Chantal Kaninda is leaving the organization after more than two years of service.
She said in a statement her departure is not from a place of disillusionment or disappointment, but new opportunity has presented itself.
“At this stage of my career I feel that I must seize it,” said Kaninda.
She said she remains convinced about the opportunities for the better future diamond resources can provide to such individuals and communities, who often live in abject poverty.
“Our organisation represents both the upstream and downstream interests of the diamond industry, where the wellbeing and future of all miners and their dependents in the producing countries are inexorably linked to the integrity of diamonds and diamond jewelry in the markets where they are sold,” said Kaninda.
Although her term as WDC executive director ended on August 31, she will continue to provide services to the organization through the Annual General Meeting in Antwerp next month and the KP Plenary Meeting in New Delhi in November. 

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