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

Anjin diamond mine workers on forced unpaid leave

18 march 2014

Struggling Anjin Diamond Mine forced a sizeable number of its employees in Marange to go on an unpaid leave last week.
NewsDay reports that the future of these employees was uncertain as the company had been facing viability problems.
“We were told to go home and that they shall phone us when need arises, maybe after one month,” an unnamed employee was quoted as saying.
“The machinery has since been put in one place and there is no mining taking place at the moment. It is just the plant which is operating.
“Those affected are drillers, those from the exploration department, machinery operators as well as general hands.”
However, Anjin deputy director Getrude Takawira denied reports that the company was shutting down.
“It is not true. Everything is in order and that (leave) is a management issue,” she said.
The Zimbabwean government had indicated that it would not renew licences for companies operating in Marange as it wanted to streamline operations it the area to reduce leakages.

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