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

Angola, DRC meet to discuss KP issues

05 may 2014

Officials from Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) met in Dundo, Angola, to discuss issues related to the Kimberly Process (KP) in both countries.
Angop quoted Lunda Norte governor, Ernesto Muangala, as saying that Angola was an example of how KP had contributed to the elimination of the so-called blood diamond, which in the past supported several armed conflicts in Africa.
He said that the diamonds that were once used to finance armed conflicts were now being exploited to boost national reconstruction programmes.
The two-day meeting sponsored by Endiama looked at issues related to the identification of areas of cooperation, illegal immigration in areas of diamond exploitation which poses a threat to national security, cross-border trafficking and the fight against fraud and money laundering.
The Angolan police recently arrested 37 immigrants who were illegally mining diamonds in the central Bié Province.
The immigrants were from the Democratic Republic Congo (DRC), Mali and Congo Brazzaville.
The country’s minister of Geology and Mining, Francisco Queiroz told Rough & Polished last February that illegal immigrants were flooding mining regions.
He said that had brought management difficulties.
Queiroz also said that $150 million was being lost through illegal diamond mining and trading per annum in the country.

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