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

SA platinum miner's operations hamstrung by COVID-19

19 april 2021
South Africa's platinum miner Wesizwe says the use of two underground mine shafts at its Bakubung mine in the North West province was seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The impact of COVID-19 means that we've had to, for social distancing purposes, re-arrange our allocated times for transporting mineworkers underground and returning them to surface," company general manager Jacob Mothomogolo was quoted as saying by Mining Weekly.
"Our main carriage for mining material is a single carriage designed for 160 people. Because of the lockdown and social distancing requirements, we've reduced that capacity and transport to only 30 people at a time."
The main shaft has a hoisting capacity of 250 000 t of ore and 15 000 t of waste a month.
He said the additional cost of COVID-19 management was significant, and they have put a budget aside specifically for that in the 2021 allocation to deal with the pandemic management requirements.
"The realisation, however, that COVID-19 is likely to stay means that we're preparing to create additional resources for spare capacity to cater for absenteeism, especially for production teams," said Mothomogolo.

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