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...

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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...

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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...

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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

De Beers’ GemFair ropes in more than 160 Sierra Leone artisanal miners

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Lucapa recovers 32.2 ct Type 2A diamond in Angola

14 january 2014

Lucapa Diamond has recovered a 32.2 carat Type 2A white diamond from its Lulo concession in Angola.
It said in a statement seen by Rough&Polished that the D colour diamond was recovered from a bulk sample of about 1,600m south east of the priority Se251 kimberlite pipe.
The diamond was the largest recovered by Lucapa through the new dense media separation (DMS) plant which the Company commissioned in November 2013 and was the fourth largest diamond recovered at Lulo to date.
Lucapa Managing Director Miles Kennedy said the latest Type 2A diamond recovery underlines the “world-class” exploration potential of the Lulo Concession and the benefits of the newly commissioned DMS plant.
“We are continuing to recover large, rare Type 2A diamonds from multiple and widespread pits within our 3,000 square kilometre Lulo project and are confident of finding the kimberlite pipe or pipes, that are the source of these magnificent diamonds,” he said.

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