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

Zim projects drop in illegal diamond mining activities

22 november 2019

Zimbabwe is anticipating a drop in illegal diamond mining activities in Marange ahead of a new partnership between the local community, Vast Resources and the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC).
Vast and the Chiadzwa community had already established a joint venture called Katanga, which is set to join hands with the state-owned diamond company.
ZCDC chief security officer Ellias Mvere was quoted by local media as saying that 3 259 illegal diamond miners were arrested between January and November this year with locals constituting 79% of the arrests.
High unemployment, poverty levels and hunger were cited by local traditional leaders as major reasons pushing people into illegal diamond mining activities.
Meanwhile, ZCDC acting chief executive Roberto De Preto said their partnership with Katanga is imminent.
"ZCDC want to form partnership with locals in the mining of diamonds and the agreement is expected to be signed by the end of the year,” he said.
“We are close to sign a joint venture to establish a company called Katanga which is a joint venture between locals and a British capital listed company Vast Resources."
This was the first time the community will become an active shareholder in the mining of diamonds in the country.
Zimbabwe produced 2,8 million carats in 2018.

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