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...


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

DiamondCorp eyes $33.6 mln IDC loan to develop SA mine

24 july 2012

DiamondCorp is close to getting a $33.6 million loan from the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) to develop its Lace mine in South Africa.
The diamond miner said that it had finished its due diligence and received approval from power utility Eskom.
The final loan agreement and terms were expected to be completed and signed by mid September 2012.
DiamondCorp chief executive Paul Loudon said in a statement that the company had been approached by a number of diamond groups with respect to securing off-take agreements for the future Lace production and commercial South African banks looking to work alongside the IDC in providing additional subordinated funding facilities.
"The company is actively pursuing these avenues with a view to further strengthening the funding arrangements for the Lace mine development in a manner that will provide significant cushion and comfort for shareholders in the current challenging macroeconomic environment," he said.

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