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

Alex Popov, President of the Moscow Diamond Exchange and head of the Âme jewelry brand, which uses lab-grown diamonds to produce jewelry, sat for an interview with Rough&Polished sharing his views on the coexistence of natural and man-made diamonds in...

23 august 2021

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

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16 august 2021

Rio Tinto's 4Q Diamond Production +38%

17 january 2014

Rio Tinto reported that its diamond production grew 38 percent year on year to 4.489 ‎million carats in the fourth quarter that ended on December 31. The surge in production was mainly a result of increased production at the company's fully owned Argyle diamond mine in Australia, Rapaport reported.
Production at Argyle jumped 57 percent to 3.153 ‎million carats due to an increase in processed ore and higher-grade ore following commissioning of the mine's underground operation in April 2013.
Rio Tinto’s 60 percent share of production from the Diavik mine in Canada increased 9 ‎percent to 1.240 million carats due to an increase in ore processed as the underground mine ramped up to full production, which was partially offset by lower grades.
Rio Tinto’s 78 percent share in production at the Murowa mine in Zimbabwe grew 7 ‎percent to 105,000 carats during the period.‎
For the full year, Rio Tinto’s diamond production rose 22 percent year on year to ‎‎16.027 million carats. Argyle's production grew 35 percent to 11.395 million carats, while the ‎company’s share of Diavik production rose only 0.2 percent to 4.346 million carats and Murowa's production increased 3 percent to 322,000 carats.‎