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

Canada Diamond Mine Opening Delayed until 2017

25 march 2014

The Gahcho Kue diamond mine is unlikely to begin production in 2015 as its majority owners De Beers originally announced, but is instead likely to first churn out rough diamonds as late as 2017, Mining.com reports cited by Israelidiamond.co.il. De Beers blamed the unanticipated delay on regulatory restrictions which curtailed the amount of preparatory material which could be shipped to the site in recent months.
Although the Gahcho Kue project has already received approval from the Canadian government, progress is still being held up for want of a water license and construction and operational permits. Those hurdles could be cleared as soon as the fall, hollowing public hearings which are currently scheduled to take place in a month and a half, according to Mining.com.
If and when Gahcho Kue ramps up to its expected 4.5 million carat annual capacity, it will become the world's largest and richest diamond mine and offset the decline in production at Diavik and Ekati, Canada's premier diamond mines.