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

Namdeb in new ‘major’ diamond mining extension projects – report

21 march 2012

Namdeb, a joint venture between De Beers and the Namibian government said new “major” mining extension projects are in progress to prolong the lifespan of its operations to 2050.
 “Current mining operations need to be run effectively to keep unit cost low and making right business decisions to pay for these projects,” Namdeb general manager Riaan Burger was quoted by The Namibian as saying.
He said the mining extension projects included construction of the Sendelingsdrift mine at a cost of N$280 million ($37 million) and the N$115 million ($15.1 million) central recovery plant to ensure an efficient diamond recovery process.
The Sendelingsdrift mine will replace the Daberas when it shuts down operations in 2013.
Burger revealed that Namdeb has recently positively re-commissioned its Elizabeth Bay mine that was closed for remodelling in 2009.
He said N$70 million ($9.2 million) was spent to redesign the Elizabeth Bay mine.
Burger said Namdeb’s vision is to take the mine’s future beyond 2020 to 2050.
Namdeb produced 1.3 million carats in 2011.

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