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

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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

ZMDC ignores mining ban on Chiadzwa diamonds

03 november 2009

Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) has continued with mining activities at the controversial Chiadzwa diamond fields in contempt of a High Court order, local weekly reports.
Zimbabwe Independent said documents to hand show that ZMDC management ignored the court ruling barring the company from mining in the area after African Consolidated Resources (ACR) sought a court order in an ownership row over the diamond fields.
The documents show that after the High Court ruling on September 29, ZMDC continued with “business as usual”.
The state-owned mining firm produced an average 1 300 carats of diamonds a day at Chiadzwa, according to documents.
An investigative television series also alleged recently that a South African scrap metal company, Reclamation was involved in illegal diamond mining at the diamond fields.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished from Namibia