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

Diavik Exceeded Commitment for Employing Northern Apprentices in '08

24 april 2009

Diavik Diamond Mines summarized its annual training, employment and business initiatives for 2008, RAPAPORT reported. The diamond mine, both directly and through contractors, employed 19 northern and Aboriginal apprentices, exceeding its commitment to employ between eight and 18. In 2008, four northerners successfully completed their apprenticeships, bringing the number of Diavik apprentices to have achieved journeyperson certification to 17, according to the statement issued by management.
Diavik's operational workforce averaged 808 during 2008; of these, 540 — or 67 percent — were priority-hire Aboriginal and northern non-Aboriginal  workers. Diavik’s combined capital and operating expenditures came to $587.6 million in 2008, 70 percent of which was used in commerce with northern businesses. Of this, nearly $206 million was spent with Aboriginal businesses.