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

Analysts call for recognition of artisanal diamond miners in Sierra Leone

07 august 2009

Reports say analysts in Sierra Leone are calling for reforms in the country’s mining industry especially on the diamond mining sector that would see change in the informal or the so-called artisanal diamond mining sector.
"Efforts to overhaul mining legislation and to make the industry more transparent focus only on foreign-owned, large-scale, industrial mining but ignore the artisanal mining sector," Patrick Tongu, head of the NGO Network Movement for Justice and Development was quoted as saying by Irin.
"Unless that is addressed these changes will not lead to real sustainable growth," he said.
Irin also quoted Estelle Levin, a co-director of consulting firm Resource Consultant Services as saying that Artisanal mining in Sierra Leone was inadequately regulated and the “(diamond) sector remains largely informal with corruption, theft and smuggling continuing to be serious challenges".
The news agency reported that the value of artisanal diamonds in the country was difficult to calculate, though the World Bank had put artisanal diamond mining as Sierra Leone's second-biggest employer after subsistence farming.
Diamonds and other minerals made up 90 percent of Sierra Leone's export earnings before the 1991-2002 civil war - most of the diamonds from artisanal mining.
However, production plunged during the conflict as rebels and government soldiers fought over diamond-producing areas.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished from Namibia