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

Brazilian Mining Corporation Discovers Diamondiferous Kimberlite

22 april 2009

The Brazilian Mining Corporation has announced that a satellite remote sensing study used in advanced multi-spectral diamond exploration has identified several diamondiferous kimberlites on property 231 in the Sao Luis River Basin diamond project, reported.
The Sao Luis River Basin diamond project consists of two properties totaling 6,863 acres. It is located in Mato Grosso, Brazil near the town of Juina.
The first concession consists of 4,666 acres and began diamond production in 2000. It has produced over 175,000 carats to date. The National Department of Mineral Production (DNPM) has documented 119,334 carats of diamonds produced from this property in 2004 and 2005. The second diamond property covers an area of 2,197 acres and is adjacent to the first property. Bulk sampling at this site began in October, 2006. 
The newly discovered kimberlite sites were not included in the property’s original $300,000,000 evaluation. Brazil Mining Corporation stated that it is planning to pursue these formations aggressively.