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

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23 august 2021

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

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Diamcor commissions SA’s Krone-Endora plant

22 june 2012

Diamcor Mining has completed the vast majority of construction and the installation of site infrastructure at its Krone-Endora at Venetia diamond project, in South Africa, paving way for the commissioning of a new 200 tonne per hour modular processing plant.
The junior diamond mining company said in a statement posted on its website that the commissioning and testing of this purpose built plant would be completed over the coming weeks.
This, it said, would include the processing of the remainder of ore concentrate material secured as part of the property's acquisition from De Beers.
It would also process new material that was recently mined and stockpiled, as well as conduct further testing to achieve new diamond valuation estimates.
Meanwhile, Diamcor said it had plans to focus on achieving targeted production through trial-mining exercises so as to improve production for sale to its partner Tiffany & Co.
"The completion of the site infrastructure, and the installation of our new processing plant, are yet another example of our team's ability to execute on our business plan," said company chief executive  Dean Taylor.

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