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

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

Angola remains highly prospective – De Beers

11 september 2012

De Beers, which has been exploring for diamonds in Angola in partnership with Endiama, said the country remains highly prospective.
A total of 116 kimberlites had so far been found in the project area, in Lunda Norte province and the quality of the diamonds were said to be better than those mined at the Catoca project.
“De Beers has done extensive exploration work in Angola for a number of years and the country remains highly prospective,” De Beers group head of media relations Lynette Gould told Rough & Polished.
The group was expected to invest over $340 million in Angola, should the project be deemed industrial.
Meanwhile, Gould said De Beers still expected trading conditions in the mid-stream to remain challenging during the second half of 2012.
“Provided there are no unforeseen economic shocks we expect to see moderately positive growth in global diamond jewellery sales for the full year 2012, albeit at relatively modest levels, especially when compared to the exceptional growth levels seen in 2011,” she said.
“In the short term, the US, China, Gulf and Japan are expected to contribute the bulk of the growth, while India and Europe are expected to remain weak.”

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