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

Namdeb Says Third of Employees Accept Voluntary Severance Deal

27 march 2009

Namdeb, the diamond-mining venture between De Beers and Namibia, said more than a third of its workers will take a voluntary severance package as part of a cost-cutting program, Bloomberg reported.
Hilifa Mbako, the company’s spokesman, said 530 of the company’s 1,500 employees accepted the deal.
“The majority will leave at the end of March,” Mbako said in an e-mailed response to questions today. “Namdeb will not enforce retrenchments.”
Namdeb will temporarily halt production from the beginning of April to cut costs following a slump in diamond demand, it said March 16. De Beers has been cutting output since the beginning of the year as jewelry sales plunged.
Anglo American Plc and the Oppenheimer family both own 45 percent of De Beers, with the rest owned by Botswana.