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

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

Angola produces diamonds worth $1.2bln

10 february 2014

Angola said it produced 8.5 million carats of diamonds worth $1.2 billion last year and the majority, as usual came from the country’s largest kimberlite mine, Catoca.
Catoca kimberlite mine in Lunda Sul province contributes over 80 percent of the country’s annual diamond output.
Angolan minister of Geology and Mining, Francisco Queiroz told Rough & Polished in an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the just ended Mining Indaba in Cape Town that his country was expecting to produce 9 million carats this year.
“We are expecting to produce 9 million carats in 2014,” he said through an interpreter. “The diamonds [should bring] $1.5 billion in revenue.”
Angola produced 8 million carats in 2012 worth $1.17 billion.
The country currently has 10 diamond mines that are in operation.
Three of the mines (including Catoca) were kimberlites, while the remaining seven were alluvials.

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