Work hard and you will find success

Eduard Utkin, Director General of the “Jewellers’ Guild of Russia” Association, expert of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Committee on Precious Metals and Precious Stones, told R&P about implementing the SIIS PMPS (State Integrated Information...


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

West African Diamonds in Sierra Leone JV with Thunderball

18 september 2009

West African Diamonds (WAD) has formed a joint venture with Thunderball, a private Japanese/Sierra Leone company to explore and possibly develop a mine in and around the diamondiferous Pipe 3 kimberlite in the Koidu area of Sierra Leone.
Pipe 3 was part of a 26 km2 licence, which also includes kimberlite dykes containing high-grades of quality diamonds.
WAD said that Thunderball would be the operator and 80 percent shareholder in the venture would immediately begin an intensive exploration of the licence area.
 “This is a significant and very welcome development for WAD. The focus of WAD on developing our Bomboko mine, in Guinea, has meant less time and money have been devoted to evaluating the potential of the Pipe 3 kimberlite and surrounding areas in Sierra Leone,” said WAD chairperson John Teeling.
He said WAD had produced a grade of 20 ct/100 t of high quality gemstones from Pipe 3.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished from Namibia