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

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

U.S. Supports Small-Scale Diamond Miners in Africa

05 july 2012

A project supported by funding from the United States of America is empowering small-scale diamond miners to prospect in a social and environmentally sustainable way, AllAfrica.com reports cited by Israelidiamond.co.il. The Property Rights and Artisanal Diamond Development project, known by its acronym PRADD, helps independent operators in the Central African Republic and other African countries receive their due for the discoveries they make.
The PRADD project, supported by the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development, helps prospectors verify their claims with Global Positioning System technology, so that they do not have to worry about their find being physically usurped before a buyer can be found.
The program also ensures that small-scale prospectors receive property deeds which ensure that their rights outlive the diamond extraction phase, accoding to AllAfrica.com. Hundreds of these small landholdings have been converted into agriculturally productive areas for fruits, vegetables and even fish farms, once the diamond industry has no more need of them.