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...

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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

De Beers’ GemFair ropes in more than 160 Sierra Leone artisanal miners

De Beers inaugurated its GemFair pilot programme in Sierra Leone’s Kono District with 14-member mine sites in 2018 to create a secure route to market for ethically sourced artisanal and small-scale diamonds. GemFair programme manager Ruby Stocklin-Weinberg...

16 august 2021

Human Rights Group to KP: Pressure Zimbabwe

09 june 2012

A human rights monitoring group is urging Kimberley Process officials to put pressure on the government of Zimbabwe, alleging that human rights abuses continue to occur in its diamond fields, reported. Human Rights Watch addressed the KP in an open letter in the Huffington Post as the global diamond trade regulatory body meets this week in Washington D.C.
HRW claims that although violations of human rights by Zimbabwe's soldiers are not nearly as bad as they were four years ago, they continue to plague the local population in the Marange region. They claim that in addition to misconduct by some soldiers, there are also reports of abuses perpetrated by some police and private security guards.
The human rights advocacy group notes that one of the KP's founding members, Global Witness, cut its ties to the organization after the KP withdrew its objection to diamond sales from Zimbabwe in November 2011.