Work hard and you will find success

Eduard Utkin, Director General of the “Jewellers’ Guild of Russia” Association, expert of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Committee on Precious Metals and Precious Stones, told R&P about implementing the SIIS PMPS (State Integrated Information...


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

BlueRock grade recoveries exceed 2019 levels

07 september 2020
BlueRock Diamonds says it processed 41,000 tonnes of ore in August from the main pit at Kareevlei Diamond Mine in South Africa and the diamonds mined had a significantly improved average grade of 5.1 cpht. 
“As anticipated, now that we are operating again in the Main Pit's main kimberlite zone with minimal dilution, the grade of the diamonds mined and processed in August 2020 has recovered materially to 5.1 cpht compared to H1 2020 which averaged grades of 3.0 cpht,” said BlueRock executive chairperson Mike Houston.
“The grade now stands well above our current internal target of 4.0 cpht.” 
He said the increase in grade had a significant impact on the operations in what remains a challenging environment.  
“Most importantly it lowers the cost per carat significantly and provides more operational flexibility,” said Houston.
“It should be noted however, that as diamonds are not a homogenous resource, grades may vary as we mine in different parts of the pit.”

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