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...

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Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

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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

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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

Chinese nabbed in Zim for polished diamond smuggling - report

06 december 2012

Zimbabwean officials recently arrested a 54-year-old Chinese national who was found in possession of two undeclared pieces of polished diamonds worth over $9,000.
The stones weighed 1.01 and 0.71 carats.
Newsday newspaper reported that Li Bo appeared before a Harare magistrate charged with attempting to export the gems without authority from the Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ).
It was alleged that Li hid the stones in his luggage as he intended to leave Harare aboard an Ethiopian Airline on November 5 to China.
However, his luck ran out as it was discovered that the luggage contained suspicious objects during a scan.
Upon thorough search, the security allegedly recovered two diamond pieces from the luggage.
Newsday reported that when interrogated by police, Li failed to produce relevant documents from MMCZ, leading to his arrest.
He is out of custody on bail.

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