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

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There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

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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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Rockwell's 1Q Carat Recovery Jumps 105%

27 june 2012

Rockwell Diamonds Inc. provided a production update from four recovery projects and reported that it had produced 6,116 carats, or more than twice the number from one year ago, for the company's first quarter that ended on May 31. At the company's Saxendrift mine, the number of carats rose 26 percent year on year to 2,126. Rockwell added 1,118 carats from its Saxendrift bulk x-ray and 1,222 carats from its Tirisano mine, both recovery projects were not online one year ago. The Klipdam mine's production rose 51 percent year on year to 2,768 carats, Rapaport reported.
James Campbell, Rockwell's chief executive, said,  "In 2011, our executive management and board put in place two simultaneous strategies for enhancing shareholder value, namely to execute on our plans to optimize production at each of our operational mines and to rebuild the mine life profile of the company's assets. The results to date are showing the first positive impacts of these strategies."