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

Paragon recovers large diamonds from Lesotho kimberlite

20 february 2012

Paragon Diamonds has recovered five large diamonds between 2.00 carats and 6.30 carats from the first bulk sampling programme at its 84 percent-owned Lemphane kimberlite project, in Lesotho.
"Recovering five significant diamonds at such an early stage from such a relatively small sample is a positive start for the Lemphane project," Paragon chairperson Francesco Scolaro said in a statement.
“The proximity to Mothae and Letšeng, known for being two of the world's most important sources of large diamond gemstones, would indicate that we are certainly in the right place.”
The miner said that in addition to a high average stone size, the diamond population was heavily skewed towards the larger diamond sizes, with 62 percent of the total carats being present in diamonds of one carat or larger, and 39 percent of the total carats being present in diamonds of two carats or larger.
It said that a total of 46.79 carats in 102 diamonds were recovered, at a grade of 1.96 carats per hundred tonnes and at an average stone size of 0.46 ct.

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