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

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’s Zanu PF youth demand support from diamond firms - report

11 december 2012

Zimbabwe’s Zanu PF National Youth League said diamond mining companies operating in Marange should fund their party instead of sponsoring local sports.
In an apparent reference to Mbada Diamonds, which sponsors a tournament for the country’s top-flight soccer league, the Youth League leader Absolom Sikhosana said they were appalled by the conduct of the diamond mining companies.
“They (Zanu PF youths) condemned diamond mining companies and said they do not understand why some diamond mining companies  would fund soccer to the tune of millions of dollars, but cannot fund Zanu PF which actually enabled them to get those resources,” he was quoted by Newsday as saying at the just-ended Zanu PF conference.
Meanwhile, Zanu PF said one of the conference resolution was that De Beers should be investigated for illegal mining operations carried out by the company in Marange under the guise of exploration.
“The investigation to establish the quantity of the diamond bearing soil scooped out of the Marange area and transported to South Africa as well as determining the actual value of the diamonds thus illegally smuggled out of the country,” the party, which is led by President Robert Mugabe said.
De Beers had previously denied the charges saying they were “frivolous and incredible”.

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