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

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

PGMs help boost SA mining output in March

17 may 2021
South Africa's mining output jumped 21.3% year-on-year in March, mainly due to the positive contribution from platinum group metals (PGMs), according to data released by Statistics South Africa.
PGMs production rose 68.6% during the period, contributing 11.6 percentage points.
Iron-ore leapt 47.9% contributing 4.1 percentage points, while manganese went up by 29.9% contributing 2.4 percentage points.
Gold output grew by 10.5% in March contributing 1.5 percentage points.
Statistics South Africa said seasonally adjusted mining production went up by 3.8% in the first quarter of the year compared with the fourth quarter of 2020.
Again the PGMs were the largest contributor with a 21.5% increase and contributing 4.3 percentage points.
Mineral sales rose by 46.9% year-on-year in March.
PGMs sales rose 76% contributing 26.1 percentage points; gold jumped 61.3% contributing 7.2 percentage points.

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