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

Zim minister says Jan-Feb diamond revenue inflows poor

23 april 2012

Zimbabwe’s Treasury only received $19,5 million from diamond revenue during January and February this year against the anticipated $77, 5 million, a minister has said.
Economic Planning and Investment Promotion minister Tapiwa Mashakada was quoted as saying by The Zimbabwean that although he was convinced that the Kimberly Process Certification scheme’s minimum guidelines were being observed in Marange, the source of leakages was at marketing level.
He also said that the government was now expecting $41,5 million from diamond revenues for March.
“The government is expecting to raise about $320 million in revenues during March and diamond revenues are expected to contribute $41.5 million to that,” he told a Harare Chamber of Mines breakfast seminar.
Zimbabwe’s Finance minister Tendai Biti said in his 2012 national budget late last year that diamond sales were expected to contribute $600 million to the fiscus following the certification of Marange diamond sales by the Kimberly Process.
However, there was fear that the poor remittances of diamond revenues would see the country missing this target.

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