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

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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

Lucapa pockets over $2m from sell of Angola’s Lulo diamonds

30 may 2014

Lucapa Diamond has grossed $2.7 million from the sale of a 371-carat parcel of diamonds recovered from its Lulo concession in Angola.
It said in a statement that the sale, which was conducted via tender through the Angolan government diamond sales agency SODIAM, represented an “exceptional” average price per carat of $7,285.
It follows the sale in July 2013 of a parcel of 496 carats for $2.90 million.
"In total, the two sales of rough diamonds from Lulo have generated gross proceeds of $5.60 million for an average sale price per carat of approximately $6,440,” said Lucapa.
"Subject to confirmation, Lucapa expects its share of the latest diamond sale proceeds to total approximately $2.3 million once various fees, commissions and taxes related to the sale are deducted. This will be paid into the Lulo project’s bank account in Angola to fund ongoing exploration."
Lucapa managing director Miles Kennedy said the latest sale was further evidence that the alluvial diamonds being recovered from Lulo through the company’s new Dense Media Separation (DMS) plant were world-class gems.

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