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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...

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‘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 to auction large rough diamonds in Vladivostok this October

12 october 2017
ALROSA will hold an international auction for the sale of special size rough diamonds of 10.8+ carats in the Eurasian Diamond Centre in Vladivostok from October 16 to 27, 2017.
The Company is putting for sale 72 gem-quality lots with the total weight of 1,170 carats, the largest one weighs 47.55 carats. All the auctioned stones were mined from the deposits of PJSC ALROSA, and its subsidiaries – JSC Almazy Anabara and PJSC ALROSA-Nyurba.
A total of 67 companies from Belgium, India, Israel, China and the USA applied for the auction. The United Selling Organization (USO) ALROSA and ALROSA branch in Vladivostok are the organizers of the auction. The results of the auction will be summed up on October 30.
The United Selling Organization ALROSA is in charge of sorting, preliminary valuation, pre-sale preparation and sales of all ALROSA’s rough diamonds. It was established in 2016 by the decision of the Company’s Supervisory Board with the purpose of development of the Eurasian Diamond Centre in the territory of the Free Port of Vladivostok. The branch sold the first rough diamonds at the EDC in August-September last year. Apart from increasing ALROSA’s sales, the branch is responsible for developing regional coverage, and expanding cooperation with clients from Asia-Pacific.

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