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

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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

BlueRock unearths 58.6-carat diamond at SA mine

17 august 2021
BlueRock Diamonds has recovered a 58.6 carat stone at its Kareevlei diamond mine in the Kimberley region of South Africa.
This comes a week after the recovery of a 21.6 carat stone at the same mine.
The AIM-listed diamond producer executive chairperson Mike Houston said they expect that the sales value of the 58.6 carat stone will be significant as it is a "D" colour makeable stone but has spotted black sulphide intrusions.
"This is a very important discovery for BlueRock as it supports the 'size-frequency distribution charts' that indicate our pipes will deliver large high-value diamonds along with the highly sought after 'run of mine' parcel of diamonds, which have secured values of over $400 per carat in 2021," he said.
The diamond will be sold end of this month.
BlueRock sold a 14.8-carat diamond in January for $163 000 and an 8.4 carat stone for $89 000 last March.

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