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

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

Debswana grows diamond sales – report

10 august 2021
Debswana, a joint venture between De Beers and the government of Botswana, has recorded 41% jump in rough diamond sales in the first half of 2021 due to the reopening of key markets the United States and China, according to media reports.
Reuters reports citing data from the Bank of Botswana that Debswana shipped diamonds worth $1.702 billion in the first half of the year compared to $1.209 billion, a year earlier.
Debswana sells 75% of its rough diamonds to De Beers, while the balance goes to the state-owned Okavango Diamond Company.
The company's rough sales dropped 30% last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Botswana gets about 30% of its revenues and 70% of its foreign exchange earnings from diamonds.
Debswana’s production jumped by 214% to 5.7 million carats in the second quarter of 2021, according to Anglo American.

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