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...


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

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23 august 2021

Angola urges diamond co-operatives to go industrial within two years

29 april 2021
The Angolan government says artisanal and semi-industrial cooperatives should become industrial companies within two years.
The state-owned news agency, Angop quoted minister for mineral resources Diamantino Azevedo, who had a meeting with mineral operators from Lunda Sul province, as saying that diamond co-operatives should be organised in a business way and pay tax if they are to continue operating.
He said compliance with standards was important for preserving the value of natural diamonds.
The minister also said that the bulk of already licensed cooperatives were not productive while others were still in the process of mobilising resources and equipment as well as negotiating partnerships with potential investors or financial backers.
Meanwhile, Azevedo said that the Angolan government is making efforts to diversify from diamonds.
He said Luanda would be focused on the exploration of other metals such as gold, magnesium, and iron.

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