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

Rio Tinto’s Argyle production registers -4% in H1

16 july 2014

Though the Rio Tinto Group announced a strong H1 production through a Press Release on 16 July 2014 on its overall performance, the same cannot be said of its diamond production.
At Argyle, which is 100%  owned by the Group, the 4,920,000 carats recovered during the first half were four per cent lower than the first half of 2013, reflecting the move fr om open pit to underground mining and the processing of lower grade tailings in the first quarter of 2014 as underground production ramped up. The underground project remains on track, with the second crusher being commissioned in July this year.
Diavik, wh ere the Group owns 60%, however had a strong operational performance in the first half with 2,409,000 carats- showed a 15 per cent increase in carats produced compared to the corresponding period of 2013. This was due to improvements in mining rates, with all three pipes in full production, as well as processing plant improvements implemented over the past six months. These improvements enabled a strong second quarter of production, 15 per cent higher than the first quarter.
At Murowa too, which is 77.8 % owned by Rio Tinto Group, the first half production of 152,000 carats recovered were four per cent higher than the first half of 2013, due to improved throughput and processing previously stockpiled material.
In India, however, gravel sampling and ground geophysical surveys continued.  

Aruna Gaitonde, Rough&Polished correspondent in India