ALROSA sells large diamonds worth $10.5 mln at the auction in Dubai

ALROSA, the world's largest diamond mining company, has sold special size rough diamonds (weighing more than 10.8 carats) during the international auction in Dubai, which took place from May 27 to June 14, 2018. The results were summed up...


HRD Antwerp and Russian Ministry of Finance signed cooperation agreement

In the context of the KP Intersessional taking place this week, which has brought the diamond world to Antwerp, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, represented by the Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Aleksey Vladimirovich...


The Guild of Jewellers of Russia to create a jewellery aggregator

The Guild of Jewellers of Russia Association is planning to create a jewellery aggregator, which will bring transparency and clarity in the business of online jewellery trading.


CAR struggling to resume diamond exports, tax revenue lags

The Central African Republic (CAR) is battling to resume diamond sales despite a partial lifting of a ban on its gem exports by the Kimberley Process.


Rapaport Group Says De Beers Destroying Transparency

Claims De Beers Does Not Allow Clients to Disclose the Source of Their Diamonds.


Farnese Blue Diamond Fetches $6.7 Million But Two White Diamonds Top All Sales

05 june 2018

(forbes.com) - The Farnese Blue Diamond had by far the best story of Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale. The 6.16-carat pear-shaped blue diamond was given to Elisabeth Farnese, Queen of Spain, as a wedding present in 1715 and was passed down through four royal families in Europe before appearing on the market for the first time Tuesday. The 300-year-old stone sold accordingly, fetching $6.7 million, easily surpassing its $5.2 million estimate.


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