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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

Patrick Evans to be Appointed CEO of Dominion Diamond Corp

11 august 2017
Patrick Evans, the former CEO of Mountain Province Diamonds, will become the new CEO of Dominion Diamond Corp once a deal to acquire the Canadian diamond company is completed later this year, he said.
Evans left Mountain Province, which owns 49-percent of the Gahcho Kue mine in Canada's Northwest Territories along with De Beers Canada, in June. Dominion's former CEO, Brendan Bell, left the firm in January.
Dominion last month agreed to a $1.2 billion takeover bid from Washington Companies that will take the Canada-based diamond miner private. The new owners said at the time that it would appoint a new CEO.
"I've joined Washington Companies and I'll be taking over as CEO of DDC (Dominion Diamond Corp) at closing," Evans said in an email in response to a question from Reuters.
Dominion owns the Ekati diamond mine in Canada's Northwest Territories and a 40-percent share of the nearby Diavik mine.
The takeover deal, which needs approval from more than two-thirds of Dominion shareholders, is seen as closing in the fourth quarter, with a competing bid for Dominion unlikely.

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