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...

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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

Catoca eyes new diamond deposits in Angola

06 may 2014

Sociedade Mineira de Catoca says it hopes to find new diamond deposits in Angola this year to increase production and revenues.
Company managing director Ganga Júnior was quoted as saying by Angolan news agency, Angop that the company would increase its revenues from the current $600 million to about $1.5 billion in 2020, once Txiuzo, Luaxi, Luangue and Ngango mines, in the provinces of Lunda Sul, Lunda Norte and Kwanza Sul respectively start operating.
Angolan diamond miner, Catoca, which currently own the fourth largest kimberlite mine in the world, was prospecting seven new but smaller projects in Angola.
These were Vulege and Tchiafua in Lunda Norte, Quitubia and Gango in Kwanza Sul, Gambo, Luaxe and Luemba in Lunda Sul.
Catoca was a partnership between Angolan state diamond company Endiama, Russian group Alrosa and Brazilian group Odebrecht.

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