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

Gemfields downscales work at Kagem emerald mine in Zambia

04 february 2009

Coloured gemstone miner, Gemfields has scaled down operations at its Kagem emerald mine, in Zambia, and plans to minimise all nonessential capital, project development and exploration expenditure, until the gemstone market recovers.
“The current global financial crisis and the sharp falls in gemstone prices experienced since October 2008 have resulted in significant uncertainty about emerald prices and demand for the remainder of 2009,” it said.“Given the weakening markets and the associated uncertainty, Gemfields’ performance for 2009 will be significantly lower than projected during 2008, at the time of readmission to AIM.”
This, it said, would help reduce operating costs of the mine, as well as allow the company focus on higher-grade areas.
Gemfields produced 14, 7 million gemstone carats (comprising emerald and beryl) in the six months ended December 31 2008, equating to an average of 2, 4-million carats a month, which was an almost fourfold increase on the production figures in 2007.
Some 40 122 t of gemstone-bearing ore had been produced in the period, averaging at 6 687 t/m, with an implied ore grade of 367 ct/t.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished from Zambia