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

Cameroon Villagers Pin Hopes on Diamond Mine

12 january 2012

Diamond production at the Mobilong Diamond Mine in Cameroon is scheduled to being in 2012, a development that could improve local residents’ lives, the website reports cited by
Residents of Mparo and six other villages, expect to receive 10% of the government’s eight-percent tax on the revenue generated by the diamond mine. According to locals, the money is needed to build schools, hospitals, roads, and connect the area to the power grid.
Currently, Mparo has electricity lines, but no electricity.
Moreover, locals say they hope that the diamond money will enable a technical college that was forced to close last year due to a lack of funds to re-open.
The Korean firm C&K Mining has won a 25-year license to develop the Mobilong deposit, which according to the company’s estimates contains 420 million carats of rough diamonds.