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

ALROSA donates ‘Sputnik V’ vaccines to Angola

02 june 2021
Diamond giant, ALROSA has together with Russia's embassy in Angola, donated 25,000 doses of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine to the southern African country’s government.
ALROSA said it provided financing and secured the delivery of vaccines from Russia to Luanda. 
The second shipment of 25,000 doses was expected to arrive in Luanda within a month.
“Since its inception, ALROSA has been committed to the highest standards of social responsibility,” said ALROSA deputy chief executive Vladimir Marchenko.
“We prioritise protecting the environment and supporting local communities in the regions where we operate.’
The Russian company is a shareholder and technical partner of the largest Angolan diamond mining enterprise Catoca. 
Th Catoca mine reduced its production in 2020 by about 8% to 6.8 million carats of rough diamonds.
However, its main prospects for increasing diamond mining volumes are associated with the planned commissioning of the Luaxe kimberlite pipe discovered in 2013.
The Luaxe mine is expected to produce 5.7 million carats when it commences operations.

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