Work hard and you will find success

Eduard Utkin, Director General of the “Jewellers’ Guild of Russia” Association, expert of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Committee on Precious Metals and Precious Stones, told R&P about implementing the SIIS PMPS (State Integrated Information...


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

Diamond output at Rio Tinto’s Zim mine down 30 pc in Q2

18 july 2012

Diamond production at Rio Tinto’s 78 percent-owned Murowa Mine, in Zimbabwe fell about 30 percent year on year to 56,000 carats during the second quarter of 2012.
The mine, which was a target of the Zimbabwean government’s indigenisation drive, produced 80 000 carats during the same period last year.
It also recorded an output of 66,000 carats during the first quarter of the year.
Figures released by Rio Tinto showed that the mine produced 123,000 carats during the first half of the year when compared to 185,100 carats recorded during the same period in 2011.
Meanwhile, the miner, which also mines diamonds in Australia and Canada, said that its overall diamond production during the second quarter went up by 3 percent year on year to 2.808 million ‎carats.
Argyle mine produced 1.677 million carats while Diavik recorded an output of 1.075 million carats.
Group production also leaped 18 percent year on year to 6.167 million ‎carats during the first half of 2012.
Rio Tinto, which said last March that it was considering divesting from its diamond business, was targeting a full year production of 14.6 million carats, an increase of 25 percent from 2011. ‎

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