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

Rockwell Diamonds to bring SA’s Wouterspan property into production

25 june 2014

Rockwell Diamonds is said to be planning “innovative ways” to bring its Wouterspan property in South Africa into production without significant upfront capital costs.
The company opened two new operations – Saxendrift Hill Complex and Niewejaarskraal – last February pushing its production capacity to 340,000m³ of gravel a month.
Rockwell’s long-term goal was to mine 500,000m³ of gravel per month.
Mining Global quoted company chief executive James Campbell as saying that the first step towards its 500,000m³ production targets would be incremental development at Niewejaarskraal, which was already delivering its expected value.
He said Wouterspan would need to be opened and process at least 350,000m³ a month to be economically viable.
Building Wouterspan as a conventional opencast diamond mine would be a costly undertaking, reports Mining Global.
However, it noted that Rockwell preferred the internally funded and phased approach that it demonstrated in developing its two newest mines.
Rockwell also wanted to upgrade its mining fleet to increase productivity.

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