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It's our responsibility to capture the imagination of future generations towards diamonds

As CEO of Beverly Hills-based Grand Metropolitan - a privately-held luxury goods holding company with a 130-brand portfolio - Vin Lee carries the burden rather lightly on his shoulders. Having migrated from Canada as a baby, it did not take long for...

11 december 2017

‘Non-diamond producing countries shouldn’t lead KP’

Non-diamond producing countries should not lead the Kimberley Process (KP) as was the case last year with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to the African Diamond Council and African Diamond Producers Association chairperson...

04 december 2017

Jewellers’ Guild of Russia sees its mission in creating highly developed national jewellery market

In recent years, the Jewellers’ Guild of Russia has noticeably stepped up its activities. Eduard Utkin, General Manager of this Association told Rough & Polished about what is happening in the country’s jewellery sector, the tasks facing the community...

27 november 2017

Any color diamond is a great investment

Bruno Scarselli belongs to the 3rd generation of the Scarselli family, which has for the last half-century been producing and selling some of the world’s highest quality yellow, blue and pink diamonds available on the market. Bruno heads the company...

20 november 2017

It’s crucial everybody feels confident that their suppliers use the System of Warranties - Stephane Fischler

The System of Warranties (SoW) in the diamond industry dates back to 2002, when the World Diamond Council (WDC) in team with the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association...

13 november 2017

ALROSA Q1 production +9%, sales reach 14.1 million carats

20 april 2017
On Thursday, ALROSA reported its first quarter 2017 diamond production performance and preliminary trading results.
ALROSA’s Q1 2017 diamond production totalled 8.9 million carats, up by 9% year-on-year In line with 2017 production plan of 39.2 million carats (+5% y-o-y increase). The growth in production is driven by ramping up diamond mining at Aikhal, Mir, International, Udachny underground mines and also by processing of higher grade ore from the Jubilee pipe.
Indicatively, in Q1 2017 ALROSA sold 14.1 million carats of diamonds, including 11.0 million carats of gem-quality diamonds at an average price of USD 117 per carat and 3.1 million carats of industrial diamonds at an average price of USD 7 per carat. In Q1 2017, revenue from rough diamond sales amounted to at least USD 1,309 million. Revenue from polished diamond sales totalled at least USD 32 million.

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