Work hard and you will find success

Eduard Utkin, Director General of the “Jewellers’ Guild of Russia” Association, expert of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Committee on Precious Metals and Precious Stones, told R&P about implementing the SIIS PMPS (State Integrated Information...


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

Sierra Leoneans illegally mining diamonds in Liberia – report

21 december 2012

The United Nations panel of experts on Liberia said that over 10,000 Sierra Leoneans have crossed the border to illegally mine diamonds in the west African country.
The panel said in a report that the majority of the diggers operating illegally had entered  Liberia with the financial backing from diamond brokers.
Much of the illegal diamond mining was taking place in Grand CapeMount, Gbarpolu and Lofa counties, adjacent to the country's borders with Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d'Ivoire.
"Several reports from industry sources … have complained that the influx of Sierra Leonean miners continues unabated, and, as the Panel reported, legitimate Liberian diamond miners have been threatened when they have attempted to move squatters off their claims," reads the report.
The report also noted that markets in Sierra Leone often pay higher prices for diamonds than those in Monrovia [Liberia's capital].
"The temptation to traffic is further increased when the difficulty and cost of transportation to Monrovia or even regional offices is factored in," reads the report.

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