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Lucapa to become a niche diamond company, says Wetherall

Lucapa Diamond believes that it will become the only company in the world with multiple diamond mining operations whose average diamond value is in excess of $1,000 per carat, once the Mothae mine is commissioned this year. Company chief executive and...

19 february 2018

Zimnisky: Diamonds lack fungibility to be a major investment product

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12 february 2018

Julien-Vincent Brunie: "Being surrounded by beauty and art is a privilege!"

This last December, shortly before Christmas, the Auction House of Christie's arranged a private display of jewelry in Moscow. The correspondent of Rough & Polished, who had an opportunity to visit this event, was able to admire a luxurious collection...

05 february 2018

Ali Pastorini: We would like meeting Mujeres Brillantes 2018 to be held in Russia

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together approximately 500 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

29 january 2018

Diamond Exchanges promote healthy development of the diamond industry, besides safe and basic infrastructures for diamond trade

Prior to joining the Guangzhou Diamond Exchange, Liang Weizhang served as a civil servant of Guangdong Entry-Exit Inspection & Quarantine Bureau as the director of the Kimberley Process Office. He participated in the KP Review missions to South Africa...

22 january 2018

ALROSA sells rough and polished diamonds worth USD 293.5 million in July

11 august 2017
ALROSA Group, the world leader in diamond production, announces diamond sales results for July and seven months of 2017.
In July 2017, ALROSA Group sold USD 293.5 million worth of rough and polished diamonds. Rough diamond sales by value amounted to USD 286.1 million, polished diamond sales – USD 7.4 million.
In January–July 2017, ALROSA’s rough and polished diamond sales amounted to USD 2.79 billion. Rough diamonds were sold for USD 2.728 billion, polished diamonds – for USD 62.3 million.
 “In July, there was a seasonal drop in demand on the market in the run up to August holidays. A good demand for rough diamonds with an upward trend in prices was demonstrated in the first half of the year. The Company cut down the stock accumulated by the start of the year,” ALROSA Vice President Yury Okoemov commented on the sales in the first seven months of this year.

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