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

Villagers red flag Rio Tinto project

14 february 2014

Hundreds of villagers staged protests against the proposed Rio Tinto diamond mining project at Bunder at Kasera village of Chhatarpur district in Bundelkhand region on 12th Feb 2014. The demonstration was held during a public hearing held by district collector Masood Akhtar on the issue.
People of Buxwaha area opposing the proposed project stating it would lead to large-scale destruction of environment and affect local tribal population. The NGOs feel that while the project may provide employment to over 400 persons, it will affect the livelihood of nearly 5,000 tribals.
Tarun Malkani, chief operating officer, Rio Tinto Diamonds India, said they would continue to work within laws of the land to ensure we have clearances to develop a world class diamond mine in India
Rio Tinto is one of the world's major diamond producers through its 100% control of the Argyle mine in Australia, 60% of Diavik mine in Canada, 78% interest in Murowa mine in Zimbabwe.

Aruna Gaitonde, Rough&Polished correspondent in India