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...

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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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Anglo American increased its production, with the exception of platinum and diamonds

23 july 2012

Mining group Anglo American announced data showing an increase in production of natural resources during the second quarter, with the exception of platinum and diamonds.
Production of refined platinum fell by 3% to 623,000 troy ounces as a result of less rapid than expected resumption of the converter shop, after routine maintenance.
In turn, production of diamonds from Anglo American fell by 11% to 7.2 million carats, which is largely due to the need "to adapt to market demands."
Agency AFP reports citing the press secretary of the Anglo American reported that the group intends to increase its stake in De Beers to 85%. All permits have been received since April, and the deal should be completed in "the next two months", said a spokesman for Anglo American.
Anglo’s platinum and diamond assets set them apart from their competitors. Anglo American's subsidiary, Anglo Platinum, is the world’s largest platinum producer and Anglo American owns 45% of De Beers, the world’s leading diamond exploration, mining and marketing company.

Alex Shishlo, Editor in Chief of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished