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...

20 september 2021

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

SA diamond production down 53 pc in July

14 september 2009

South Africa’s diamond production went down by 53 percent in July compared to the same period the previous year, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has said.
Diamond production in South Africa remains heavily subdued due to weak global sales, as the industry is yet to fully recover for the effects of the economic downturn.
Other minerals that went down include gold production, which declined by 7.6 percent. However, the country’s total mining output increased by 4.8 percent in July, with non-gold mining output going up by 6.7 percent, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) reported.
Seasonally adjusted   mining   production increased   by 2.0 percent   month-on-month in   July 2009.   This is   the fourth consecutive month-on-month increase since March 2009.  
Iron ore production was the main contributor (1.2 percentage points) to the 2.0% increase.
It stated that the total mining production for the three months ended July, decreased by 4.4 percent compared with the same period a year earlier.
The major contributors to this decrease were platinum group metals, which accounted for a decrease of about 15.7 percent, or ZAR12.9 billion (USD1=ZAR7.51), coal, which accounted for a decrease of around 6 percent, or ZAR4,9 billion, and manganese ore, which accounted for a 5.8 percent decrease, or ZAR4.7 billion.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished from Namibia