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

De Beers’ GemFair ropes in more than 160 Sierra Leone artisanal miners

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16 august 2021

Diamcor raises over $400,000 to develop SA diamond project

28 march 2014

Diamcor Mining said it raised $474,180 through a non-brokered private placement, which closed on March 21 to support advancing Diamcor's Krone-Endora at Venetia diamond project in South Africa as well as for general corporate and administrative purposes.
It had recently raised $3 million from its first private placement.
The junior mining company holds prospecting rights over the farms Krone 104 and Endora 66, which represent a combined surface area of approximately 5,888 hectares directly adjacent to De Beers Venetia diamond mine in South Africa.
Since acquiring Krone-Endora the company had completed the construction and installation of extensive infrastructure at the project, along with the installation of a purpose built modular processing plant, and extensive quarrying and in-field screening operations.
Commissioning of the processing plant was now complete, and the company’s current efforts were designed to be a continuation of the ongoing advancement of the project.

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