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...

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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...

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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

Mexivada Begins Diamond Mining Near Koidu

18 february 2009

Mexivada reported it has begun mining diamonds near Koidu Town, Sierra Leone. Mexivada also stated in its announcement that its partners have received a second artisanal mining license for diamond mining, which covers a one-acre site adjoining the first licensed area, RAPAPORT reported. Mexivada is focused on mining a large-diamond-bearing, channelized deposit of alluvial gravels and on previously extracted but unprocessed dump piles of these gravels from the first site. So far the channel has yielded white, green and yellowish diamonds of up to 14 carats in the area downstream from Mexivada's present operation.
Mexivada expects to report on the findings from its test mining evaluation before the March Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC) meeting in Toronto. It is targeting the recovery of 0.5-carat to 10-carat-plus sizes, specifically for the specialty and auction diamond markets. Mexivada is also planning to launch a purchase-and-export business for the North American and European consumer and auction markets.