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

Angola's accession to the EITI with support from the organization

28 october 2020
eiti_logo.pngThe Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) addressed a letter to Angola's Minister of Mineral Resources, Oil and Gas, Diamantino Azevedo, where expresses its satisfaction that Angola has announced its intention to become a country implementing the initiative.
The organization also guarantees its support for the Angolan candidacy and congratulates Minister Diamantino Azevedo for the appointment as President of the National Coordination Committee by the Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço.
Angola's adhesion to the ITIE presupposes the observance of procedures such as the creation of an integrated group by the various parties involved the development of budgeted work plans and the objectives of implementing this initiative.
As a result, the Angolan ITIE coordinator, Diamantino Azevedo, has already met with public and private companies in the national extractive sector, as well as with representatives of civil society, to whom the objectives of the country implementing this initiative were explained.
The Government of Angola will be able to send its application to the EITI soon using a standard form provided by the International Secretariat.

Dias Francisco, correspondent of Rough&Polished in Angola