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

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

KP to decide on Zim’s diamonds future this week

03 november 2009

Reports say the embattled Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) is expected to pass a verdict on the future of controversial Zimbabwean diamonds when it convenes a four day meeting in Namibia this week.
Shortwave Radio Africa noted that the Kimberley Process will consider a final report by a review mission recommending a total ban on Zimbabwe's diamonds.
The mission called on the Zimbabwean government in an interim report in July, to demilitarise the Chiadzwa diamond fields, saying the security forces were involved in human rights violations.
The Zimbabwean army, has however, refused to vacate the diamond fields.
Other media reports suggested that the final report to be tabled in Namibia recommended a temporary ban of six months or more to allow the troubled country to comply with KPCS standards.
However, should Zimbabwe opt to self suspension, the KP is expected to undertake necessary processes to implement the self suspension as the southern African country could not be trusted to implement recommendations without supervision, said reports.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished from Namibia