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

Venezuelan army said to have trespassed Guyanese border, attacked miners

08 july 2014

Members of the Venezuelan army allegedly crossed over to Guyana on Friday afternoon and assaulted a group of illegal local miners operating by the Yarakita River, near the border between the countries,, reports.
According to Stabroek News the civilians attacked, which are part of an illicit gold mining and smuggling network, failed to pay the soldiers a periodical fee in exchange for them turning a blind eye to illegal mining on Venezuelan territory.
This is not the first time local press reports clashes between Venezuelans and Guyanese people. In 2007, Venezuelan soldiers were accused of blowing up two Guyanese gold-mining dredges on a river near the border between the two countries.
Illegal gold mining is a longstanding problem in the Amazon that increased in recent years when gold prices were soaring. Sadly, the illicit activity has become the "new cocaine" of Latin America, with several neighbouring countries, including Brazil and Colombia, known to have miners frequently crossing into Venezuela.
Nationwide, illegal mining in Venezuela is thought to produce about 12 tons a year of gold, or roughly double the amount produced by legal, regulated miners in 2013.
Foreign and local groups estimate that there are as many as 4,000 illegal miners working in Venezuela, which often clash with indigenous groups and are knocking the government’s efforts to stop deforestation.