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 ups Q2 diamond output

24 september 2014
Rockwell Diamonds increased the volumes of gravel processed from its operations in South Africa by 57 percent to 1.4-million cubic metres during the quarter ended August 31, resulting in a 37 percent increase in output to 9,581 ct.
The company’s chief executive James Campbell said the second-quarter production results revealed continued benefits flowing from the group’s focus on its Middle Orange River (MOR) region.
“As our volumes have increased, so we have benefited from a higher average stone size, which was in excess of 4.5 carats in the second quarter,” he said.
“We produced two gem-quality 100 ct-plus diamonds in the second quarter, which brings the total to eight over-100 ct stones recovered from our operations in the last 12 months – another tangible indicator of the success of our focused MOR strategy.”
Meanwhile, the group sales leaped 58 percent to 8,864 ct at an average of $1,489/ct, thanks to the recovery of a 104 ct cape yellow diamond and a 117 ct commercial yellow stone.
Rockwell’s five royalty mining contractors at Tirisano also delivered positive returns for the group. Production and sales from these partners increased 66 percent and 70 percent, respectively. Total revenue generated by the contractors from diamond sales increased 121 percent to $4.2 million, with Rockwell's royalty income amounting to $523,000.

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