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

‘Unseasonably high rainfall’ dampens Gemfields’ Q3 Kagem output

06 may 2014

Gemfields says unseasonably high rainfall in Zambia coupled with grade volatility saw the output of emeralds and beryl at its Kagem mine in Zambia falling 45 percent year on year to 3.6 million carats during the third quarter, which ended on March 31.
It said a grade of 198 carats per tonne was recorded during the period compared to 265 carats per tonne in the quarter to 31 March 2013.
Company chief executive Ian Harebottle said operations at the mine were still “robust” despite the drop.
“Kagem [is] in a strong position to benefit from an anticipated improvement in grades and achieve overall production volumes in line with management expectations," he said.
Meanwhile, Gemfields said it also produced 1.2 million carats of ruby and corundum during bulk sampling at the Montepuez ruby mine in Mozambique, up from 500,000 carats in the corresponding period a year earlier.
The company closed the quarter with $26.7 million cash. 

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