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

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23 august 2021

Zim environmental law association demands new diamond law

24 october 2012

The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (Zela) said the government should speed up the enactment of the Diamond Act to plug holes in the marketing of the country’s gems.
Newsday quoted Zela national projects coordinator Shamiso Mtisi as saying that the Diamond Act would also promote public accountability and compliance with the Kimberly Processing (KP).
“The Ministry of Mines has come up with the diamond policy which stipulates that there should be a diamond Act,” he said.
“The Diamond Act must require all revenues and payments made by mining and diamond trading companies and received by government to be disclosed by government or mining companies in a publicly accessible manner and in a disaggregated manner.”
Mtisi, who is also a KP focal person for Zimbabwe said all contracts signed by government with private investors should be made public.
He said if adopted, the Diamond Act would also empower the Finance minister to monitor all diamond sales.
Zimbabwe had been criticised for conducting shadowy operations in Marange, a move that saw the United States slapping firms operating in the area with trade embargos.
However, Harare denied any underhand dealings in Marange saying the sanctions were political as they were meant to punish the country for taking land from their kith and kin.

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