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

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

Antwerp to sell 12 mln ct of Zim diamonds this year - report

18 march 2014

The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) is planning to put 12 million carats of diamonds from Zimbabwe under the hammer this year.
Bloomberg reports that this would make the southern African country one of the six biggest suppliers to Antwerp.
Antwerp had so far this year sold 959,931 carats from Zimbabwe worth $70 million.
The country’s first Antwerp diamond auction was held last December following the lifting of sanctions on the Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation in September 2013 by the European Union.
Meanwhile, the AWDC boss Ari Epstein was quoted as saying that the centre had proposed a memorandum of understanding with Harare to clean and sort the precious stones, leading to the creation of a diamond hub in the country.
Zimbabwe produced 16.9 million carats last year compared to 8 million carats in 2011, according to the mines ministry figures cited by Bloomberg.

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