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”

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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

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30 august 2021

Mountain Province Diamonds clocks US$21.8 million in first diamond sale of 2021

26 january 2021
                            Image credit: Mountain Province Diamonds

Mountain Province Diamonds said it garnered US$21.8 million from its first sale of rough diamonds this year held in Antwerp, Belgium and closed on January 22, 2021. The company having sold 241,827 carats of diamonds reached an average price of US$90 per carat.
Commenting on this sale, Stuart Brown, the Company's President and CEO said, “The first sale of the year was excellent, the growing confidence amongst rough diamond buyers translated into a healthy price improvement of 8% on a like for like basis when compared to our record high volume December sale.  We expect to see a continuation of the positive trend as rough and polished markets continue to strengthen post a successful retail season.  Looking ahead, our upcoming February sale will also include, amongst other high value diamonds, the recently recovered 157 carat diamond. Named "Polaris" after the North Star, this exceptional diamond exhibits a rare natural blue fluorescence that echoes its Arctic origins."
According to the company’s statement, the Polaris diamond appears colorless in daylight, but under ultraviolet light its deep blue color, as pictured, is reminiscent of the northern lights seen overhead on clear winter nights in the Canadian Arctic.

Vladimir Malakhov, Rough&Polished