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...

20 september 2021

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

Sierra Leone diamond miner Koidu to list on Hong Kong

24 january 2012

Diamond mining company, Koidu Holdings is set for a listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange, making it the first diamond miner to list in Asia.
The Financial Times reports that a Beny Steinmetz Group spinoff, Octea, which is the new holding company for Koidu, would offer the diamond firm to Hong Kong investors in the second half of 2012.
Octea would aim to raise between $400 million and $600 million as well as achieve an valuation of between $2 billion and $3 billion, it said.
The fundraising would finance development of a new diamond field in Sierra Leone that would expand group production.
Although an output of 500,000 carats was expected this year, Octea’s long-term plan was to produce 2.5m carats from Sierra Leone.
Hong Kong had emerged as a favourite market to finance the expansion of diamond mines and jewellery outlets.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished