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...

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Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

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There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

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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

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23 august 2021

De Beers’ GemFair ropes in more than 160 Sierra Leone artisanal miners

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Mugabe ignores recent court ruling on Chiadzwa diamonds in Parly speech

08 october 2009

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has ignored the recent High Court ruling, which gave the African Consolidated Resources (ACR) the right to resume operations at the controversial Chiadzwa diamond fields after being evicted in 2006.
Mugabe said in a Parliament speech that the diamond industry continued to court the attention of investors.
"So far, two serious investors have been selected. The engagement of the investors will help bring progress to Chiadzwa, where measures to ensure the orderly relocation of the local families to pave way for full-scale commercial mining, are already underway," he was quoted as saying by a local radio.
The Zimbabwean government has since appealed against the ruling that barred state-controlled Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation from prospecting and mining activities at the diamond fields.
The country’s Attorney General Johannes Tomana said pending the court proceedings, neither government nor ACR would be allowed to operate in Chiadzwa fields.
ACR maintained that it would engage the Zimbabwean authorities to consider a joint venture with them but given what Mugabe said in Parliament, his government was un-willing to partner with the British-based firm.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished from Namibia