Work hard and you will find success

Eduard Utkin, Director General of the “Jewellers’ Guild of Russia” Association, expert of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Committee on Precious Metals and Precious Stones, told R&P about implementing the SIIS PMPS (State Integrated Information...


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

Lucapa to convene private viewing of rare diamond

17 may 2021
Lucapa Diamond is set to convene an exclusive, private viewing at the international diamond showcase in Perth, Australia next week. 
The ASX-listed diamond company together with its Lulo mine partners, Endiama and Rosas & Petalas will unveil an exceptional 15-carat polished heart shape gem at the event. 
Lucapa its Mothae mine partner, the government of Lesotho will also unveil a 213 carat rough white D-colour diamond. 
"To mark the occasion, WA Museum's iconic giant blue whale will turn pink as part of a unique light show," Lucapa told Rough & Polished.
Lucapa has a 40% stake in Angola's Lulo mine and a 70% stake in Mothae.
Lulo has achieved gross revenues of over $200 million at an average sale price of $1,780 per carat, making it one of the world's highest US dollar per carat alluvial diamond production. 
Lucapa completed construction and commissioning of a new 1.1 Mtpa Mothae diamond plant in 2018, enabling commercial production to commence in January 2019.

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