ALROSA is carrying out geological exploration of Mir Mine

The company said on Friday that it had started drilling for further exploration of the Mir kimberlite pipe as part of its strategic investment plan to renew production at this unique diamond deposit.


Yuri Dudenkov, former Vice President of ALROSA dies

Yuri Dudenkov, a former Vice President of ALROSA, who oversaw the company's sales policy, died yesterday.


IIJS Signature’s ‘Special Design Pavilion’ to support women entrepreneurs & designers

This year, IIJS Signature 2020 scheduled from February 13 to 16 in Mumbai, will have a special Design Pavilion, which will feature the works of nine hand-picked women entrepreneurs and nine budding jewellery designers.


Signet Jewelers reports fiscal 2020 Holiday season sales

Signet Jewelers Limited, the world's largest retailer of diamond jewelry, announced its sales for the 9 weeks ended January 4, 2020 (“Holiday Season”).


Zim lack of substantive diamond policy a cause for concern – report

The lack of a substantive diamond policy in Zimbabwe is a cause for concern, according to a local civic society organisation.


Belgium Tightens Access to Diamond Trade

14 january 2020

( - Belgium has introduced legislation requiring managers of diamond companies to prove their good conduct and knowledge of money-laundering laws. The rules, passed in November by royal decree, are intended to control access to the sector and came after the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) called for improvements. Firms wishing to trade diamonds or continue as an accredited diamond business must submit criminal records or proof of good conduct for the company and each senior officer, the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) explained in a note to members last month. At least one director must present a certificate confirming attendance at a recognized anti-money laundering (AML) seminar. Companies must also declare their shareholder structure and the names of their ultimate owners.