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

SA miners clash with Gvt on charter’s success

10 september 2009

Reports say South Africa’s mining industry and the Department of Mineral Resources held widely divergent views on the achievements of the five-year-old mining charter, which is now being reviewed, but at some point they would probably reach agreement.
South African Mining Development Association chairman Nchakha Moloi was quoted as saying by Business Day that the leak of an early draft of the charter in 2002 wiped billions off the market capitalisation of SA’s biggest listed mining groups.
He doubted whether the 26 percent ownership requirement in the mining charter now would change, but there was likely to be a greater emphasis on compliance with the guidelines.
The industry was likely to say the charter had done little to promote international competitiveness and the department was likely to say it had done little to transform ownership of the country’s mining wealth.
“There is already a view that the charter was a blunt instrument for change,” he was quoted as saying.

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