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...


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

KP review team recommends six-month trade embargo on Zim diamonds

31 july 2009

The Kimberly Process Certification Scheme (KPCS), which recently sent a review mission team to Zimbabwe to take stock of the country’s diamond industry following reports of illicit trading and smuggling of the precious stones, is said to have decided to suspend the southern African country from importing or exporting rough diamonds for half a year.
State media cited an interim report submitted by the review team as calling for Zimbabwe to halt any diamond trade within the KPCS until the country meets minimum standards.
Suspension of diamond trade, would ensure effective security systems and internal control measures are in place in a manner that indicate Zimbabwe’s control and authority over the Marange fields, state media cited the report.
The Zimbabwean government admitted earlier this month that the country had not been fully complying with the KPCS minimum standards, but could not give any hint on voluntary suspension.
It even requested for a technical assistance, including the provision of advice of the independent multi-stakeholder body and the special rapporteur.
The country’s Finance Minister Tendai Biti recently appealed to KPCS not to consider the suspension route on Zimbabwe.
The Finance minister noted that the cash strapped country could accrue between USD400 million and USD600 million per month in revenue if the gems were fully and properly exploited.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished from Namibia