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

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

Zambia, De Beers to Partner on Mining Projects

19 march 2009

South Africa-based De Beers Group has expressed intentions of forming a partnership with Zambian gemstone mining firms with a view of developing the country's gemstone industry, RAPAPORT reported. The Emeralds & Semi-precious Miners Association of Zambia general secretary Victor Kalesha said on Wednesday that members from his association were ready to work with De Beers to tap potential for the export market.
"The association has already opened negotiations with De Beers who have promised to come back in due course," Kalesha said. He added however, that the association was still waiting for De Beers to explain in detail what type of partnership it wanted before the association takes the next steps. The partnership would maximize production of gemstones through the injection of operating capital by both partners. More than 400 small-scale miners are expected to benefit through the partnership initiative which will help bring life to the sector currently lacking operating capital.