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

Workers at Petra Diamonds’ SA mine abandon work, demand $2,500 wages

04 october 2012

Some workers at Petra Diamond’s Kimberley Underground mine, in South Africa have abandoned work to force the management review their wages upwards.
The National Union of Mineworkers secretary general Frans Baleni was quoted by Mining Weekly as saying that the workers were demanding wages of R21,500 ($2,553).
This was the first strike by workers of a diamond company, since wildcat mining strikes started in South Africa some two months ago.
An unnamed Petra spokesperson confirmed the industrial action to Mining Weekly and said management was in talks with the National Union of Mineworkers.
Production at the mine had not yet been affected.
Petra was implementing a development plan at Kimberley Underground, which was expected to take
production from 68,000 ct per annum  in FY 2012 to an annual average steady state of about 135,000 ct per annum by FY 2016.

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