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SA’s Vutomi project can start production end of 2018 – John Teeling

Botswana Diamonds entered into an option and earn-in agreement with Vutomi Mining and Razorbill Properties, a private diamond exploration and development firm in South Africa last February. It agreed to pay Vutomi a total of £942,000 in cash, of which...

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Proximity doesn’t matter, your pocket does: Tanzanians interested in tanzanite jewellery can testify

Tanzanite, a rare blue/purple gem, was discovered in the Merarani Hills of Manyara Region in northern Tanzania in 1967, a few miles from Arusha and Mount Kilimanjaro. It is used as a gemstone and of late Tanzanians are manufacturing quality jewellery...

19 june 2017

Global demand for polished diamonds will remain steady – Ali Pastorini

Ali Pastorini, senior vice-president of the World Jewelry Hub, answered questions from Rough & Polished concerning the world diamond market, preferences of consumers and role of bank crediting.

13 june 2017

Eternal values in Malaya Bronnaya Street

The assay supervision in Russia is 317 years old. Much younger is the Moscow Gemological Certification Centre (MGCC) established under the Assay Chamber and located in the same ancient respectable mansion at 18, Malaya Bronnaya Street. The MGCC employees’...

05 june 2017

Diamonds will have the greatest potential in 2017

Mumbai-based Rajesh Bhagat, India Consultant of Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) who oversees HKTDC’s operations across India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, has been assisting companies, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the...

29 may 2017

ALROSA meets long-term customers

21 april 2017
President of ALROSA Sergey Ivanov took part in an extraordinary business meeting with the company’s long-term clients dedicated to the new contract period.
Participants of the meeting from more than 70 Russian and foreign companies had a chance to discuss diamond market trends, existing market environment, plans for the near future, and the company’s sales structure with ALROSA’s management.
A new 3-year 2018-2020 contract period is to start next year. The list of applicants for long-term agreements will be formed with due account for clients’ relevant applications, completeness of submitted data and based on the analysis of results of trade cooperation between ALROSA and applicants in the period from 2015 to September 2017.
The assortment and volume of goods under a 3-year agreement will be formed on an annual basis. According to ALROSA, the main aim of these innovations is to take into account its customers’ assortment preferences.
“The heart of ALROSA’s sales policy – the sale of the major part of rough diamonds through the system of long-term agreements – will not change. We also intend to preserve all the best practices in our sales system”, emphasized Sergey Ivanov in his speech. “You may rest assured that our sales policy will be improved with due account of our customers’ opinions and market views”, he added.
The business meeting was held within the framework of the ALROSA ALLIANCE program development which unites ALROSA’s loyal clients who meet high standards of business conduct and possess a keen insight in the diamond market.

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