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Pavel Vinikhin: ALROSA will make a worthy contribution to the revival of the ‘Russian Cut’ Brand

ALROSA is known as the largest diamond mining company throughout the world. However, not everyone is aware that it has its own diamond-cutting division. For a long time, the activity of DIAMONDS ALROSA remained in the shadows, only occasionally attracting...

16 october 2017

William Lamb: Lucara now knows best routes to market large stones

Lucara Diamond recently announced that Graff Diamonds had bought its 1,109 carat diamond Lesedi La Rona for $53 million. The stone, which is the world’s second largest diamond found since the discovery of the 3,106-carat Cullinan diamond in 1905, failed...

09 october 2017

GSI was the first in the world to begin testing of smaller size diamonds in bulk and has never looked back since - Mark Gershburg

With more than 30 years of experience in the gem lab sector under his belt, Mark Gershburg is an industry veteran widely popular in the global gem and jewelry industry. He began his career in 1980 as a grader but his professionalism, creativity, and...

02 october 2017

Gaetano Cavalieri: Over the long term, demand for diamonds is likely to grow at a steady pace

The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) represents the entire jewelry industry embracing a whole variety of companies, from those mining precious metals and gems to those, which are manufacturing and selling final products. The confederation...

25 september 2017

“I am bullish on the future of the diamond business. Three reasons for this optimism... new discoveries, extending mine life and the increasing demand for diamonds”, says Martin Leake

Martin Leake is a PhD exploration geologist and Six Sigma black belt who has been involved in the rough diamond market since 2004. He worked for BHP Billiton for 22 years and recently left Grib Diamonds where he helped set up a world-class marketing...

18 september 2017

Sarine delivers record number of Galaxy Inclusion Mapping Systems in 2016

11 january 2017
Sarine Technologies Ltd delivered a record 24 Galaxy family inclusion mapping systems in Q4 2016 bringing total 2016 deliveries to 84 systems compared with the previous record year of 48 deliveries.The firm has a total installed base as of the end of 2016 of 299 systems.
"On the backdrop of overall positive sentiments in the Indian diamond manufacturing industry, notwithstanding the Diwali holiday break of three weeks and the recent demonetization steps taken by the Indian government, we are pleased to report that our inclusion mapping systems sales have continued robustly, with a record 24 Galaxy family systems having been delivered in Q4 2016, of which 15 were of the Meteor model for small stones, 7 were Solaris systems, 1 was a Galaxy 1000 model and 1 was a Galaxy Ultra system," says a statement frm the company.
“Furthermore, though final numbers for the quarter are not yet available, we expect revenues for the fourth quarter of the year in excess of US$ 18 million, in line with or slightly better than our previous best Q4 on record (US$ 18.3 million) and constituting an improvement on a sequential as well as on a year-over-year basis”, it added.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor-in-Chief of Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished

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