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

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Swaziland Ministers Wary of Conflict Diamonds

19 july 2012

A cabinet minister in the southern African nation of Swaziland says his country must create a mechanism to ensure that conflict diamonds, diamonds that are connected to violent conflict – do not enter the production chain of the legitimate diamond industry, the Swazi Observer reported cited by
Minister of Natural Resources and Energy Princess Tsandzile noted that Swaziland passed the Diamond Act of 2011, which requires the country to establish a body that will fulfill this role. The minister spoke on the occasion of a ceremony marking a $200,000 gift by the government of Taiwan to Swaziland, for the purposes of building a bureaucracy that will serve this purpose.
Swaziland Economic Planning and Development Minister Prince Hlangusemphi affirmed that the country is bound by the terms of the Diamond Act and the Kimberley Process. Hlangusemphi said that he hoped that with the proper checks in place, the country could once again participate in the global diamond industry, a move that would mitigate Swaziland's financial foes, according to the Observer.