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

Botswana diamond exports up again in March

03 may 2012

Botswana exported rough and polished diamonds worth $411 million in March this year, figures from the country’s central bank shows.
This was a 34.2 percent increase from $306 million that was registered the previous month.
However, the country’s diamond exports weakened on year-over-year basis.
Figures showed that the March diamond exports fell 11.1 percent compared to March 2011 when exports reached about $463 million.
The central bank figures also indicated that Botswana exported diamonds worth $826.8 million in the first quarter of the year down from $1.13 billion realised a year earlier.
Botswana’s leading diamond miner, Debswana recently stated that it had shifted its operations to focus on waste mining.
Debswana was, however, positioning itself to ramp up production towards the end of this year, or in 2013, when the market was expected to be more robust.

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