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

Legal battle over Namibian diamond license rages on

02 november 2009

Nambib Resources has lodged an application with the Namibian High Court to review and set aside a decision by the Ministry of Mines not to renew its exclusive (diamond) prospecting license of Toscanini along the Skeleton Coast. 
New Era reports that the company wanted the High Court to issue the license or alternatively refer the matter back to the ministry for a fresh decision. 
Mines minister Erkki Nghimtina failed to exercise his statutory discretion, and that he did not give Nambib Resources the opportunity to be heard if there were negative considerations concerning the application, Advocate Andrew Corbett who represented Nambib Resources argued.
He alleged that the minister was biased towards Brett Investments, the contracting company that conducted a bulk-sampling programme on behalf of Nambib Resources but was accused of moving diamonds from Toscanini to what is called Block B, an area apparently doubtful of its diamond yielding potential in the Karas Region. 
Nambib Resources claimed that Bret Investment did so in an attempt to obtain a Kimberley Processing Certificate without informing the rightful license holder. 

Veronica Novoselova, Rough&Polished African Bureau editor in Namibia