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

De Beers inaugurated its GemFair pilot programme in Sierra Leone’s Kono District with 14-member mine sites in 2018 to create a secure route to market for ethically sourced artisanal and small-scale diamonds. GemFair programme manager Ruby Stocklin-Weinberg...

16 august 2021

De Beers lifts Q4 output 13pc

03 february 2014

De Beers production increased 13 percent year on year to 9.1 million carats during the fourth quarter of 2013.
Full year production grew 12 percent to 31.159 million carats.
Anglo American, which has an 85 percent stake in the diamond company, attributed the growth to the Debswana operations, with Jwaneng increasing production following the slope failure in 2012, and higher grades at Orapa.
Debswana's production grew 17 percent to 6.357 million carats, while DBCM's production rose 28 percent to 1.728 million carats.
De Beers Canada production increased 20 percent to 582,000 carats with Namdeb production rose 4 percent to 465,000 carats.
For the full year 2013, Debswana's production rose 12 percent to 22.707 million carats while DBCM's production grew 7 percent to 4.724 million carats. Namdeb increased production by 6 percent to 1.762 million carats and production at De Beers Canada jumped 26 percent to 1.966 million carats.

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