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

Lucapa requests ASX trading halt ahead of acquisition, capital raising

21 may 2021
Lucapa Diamond has requested a trading halt to be placed on its securities effective immediately pending the announcement of material acquisition and capital raising. 
“The securities of Lucapa Diamond Company Limited (‘LOM’) will be placed in trading halt at the request of LOM, pending it releasing an announcement,” said Australia Stock Exchange (ASX).
The trading halt remains in place until the earlier of the announcement to the market or the commencement of trade on 24 May 2021.
Lucapa recently recovered its 24th +100 carat diamond from the Lulo alluvial diamond mine in Angola.
It said the 138-carat diamond was recovered from Mining Block 46.
The latest recovery was the seventh +100 carat diamond recovered in 2021 to date at Lulo since exploration and mining operations began.
The Lulo mine, which is 40%-owned by Lucapa has been mining commercially since 2015.

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