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

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23 august 2021

Zim invites EU, western diplomats to visit Marange diamond fields

19 june 2012

Zimbabwe has invited the European Union and western diplomats in the country to visit Marange diamond fields.
Harare had been reluctant to allow anyone other than President Robert Mugabe allies to visit the diamond area, citing security reasons.
“The EU and western diplomats are visiting the Marange Diamond fields…in fact they asked for that permission long back and we have now allowed them but they are reluctant to go because they expected us to refuse,” Mines and Mining Development Minister Obert Mpofu was quoted as saying by Zim Eye.
He said the reason why they were not enthusiastic to allow the west to tour the diamond fields was that they did not want them to know ZANU (PF)’s anti –sanctions strategies.
Issues of gross human rights abuse by the military and corruption by senior ZANU (PF) officials in the diamond fields had been raised by the civic society.
The EU ambassador to Zimbabwe Aldo Dell Arricia confirmed the planned visit, which he said would be on at the end of this month.
“We will be there for few days in order to have a firsthand impression of the situation and of course how the mining plants are working because this is an important element in the economy of Zimbabwe,” he said.

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