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

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23 august 2021

Zim official says private farm might contain diamond deposits

11 november 2014
A Zimbabwean government official said it is suspects there could be diamonds on a private farm which is owned by Nicholas Opppenheimer in the country.
Mines permanent secretary Francis Gudyanga told a diamond conference during a panel discussion in Harare that the Oppenheimer farm was “bigger in area than Belgium”.
“There are suspicions that there are diamonds (at the farm) yes,” Gundyanga said after being asked by Tacy president and journalist Chaim Even-Zohar if the government was suspicious that there could be diamond deposits at the farm.
However, Gudyanga was quick to say that if there are diamonds at the farm, Oppenheimer, would require government approval to extract the gems.
“Exploration is underway and anyone who wants to register claims on the farm needs us to approve. Besides, they cannot mine them without our approval,” he said.
Meanwhile, President Robert Mugabe revealed to delegates attending the diamond conference that he had recently met former chairman of De Beers diamond mining company and its subsidiary, the Diamond Trading Company Opppenheimer in Harare.
The Opppenheimer family sold its 40 percent stake in the diamond group to Anglo American in 2012 for $5.1 billion.
Former mines minister Obert Mpofu previously accused De Beers of hiding the discovery of diamonds in Marange and looting ‘tonnes’ of the gems.
The diamond group denied the allegations, which it described as incredible.

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