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

Russia’s Krasnoyarsk Territory will be explored for gold

08 march 2021
Geologists will explore the North-Yenisei District of the Krasnoyarsk Territory in Russia for ore gold in the course of three years, according to a press release from
The Department for Subsoil Use in the Central Siberian District announced a tender for prospecting works. The maximum price of the contract that will be concluded with the winner is 323 million rubles. The works will be financed from the federal budget.
Applications for participation in the tender are accepted until March 29, 2021 and the results of the procedure will be summed up on April 2, 2021. Only those applicants, which have licenses for works with access to state secrets will be allowed to take part in the tender. 
Geologists will conduct prospecting operations on the Garevskaya Area of the Yenisei Ridge located on the territory of the North-Yenisei District. The prospecting area spreads over 70 sq. km.
By the end of 2023, specialists will have to assess the predicted gold resources of the P1 and P2 categories and develop recommendations for further geological exploration.
Geologists are tasked with finding ores having an average gold content of at least 2 grams per tonne. The prospecting depth will be set at 200 m.

Alex Shishlo for Rough&Polished