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...


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

Diamond proceeds to finance Zim plebiscite

13 april 2012

Zimbabwe is expected to source $30 million from diamond mining revenue to fund the much anticipated elections that seeks to end the troubled government of national unity (GNU).
The Zimbabwean newspaper claimed that a document in its possession showed that the country’s Minister of Finance, Tendai Biti, had set aside $30 million for the elections and the referendum, which should be held this year.
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission had however said that it needed more than $100 million to hold the elections.
Zimbabwe expected to earn $600 million from the sale of Marange diamonds this year.
Stock market analysts Imara Edwards Africa said while holding early elections might be impossible due to circumstances beyond the control of many, certain prerequisites needed to be fulfilled by the GNU.
“We view an election in 2012 very unlikely due to lack of funding and procedural delays. Many specific conditions necessary for the holding of free and fair vote have to implement – including media and electoral reforms,” it was quoted as saying.
“The constitution-making process will be finalised this year and we estimate that elections will probably take place in the middle of next year.”

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