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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 sells rough and polished diamonds worth USD 334.2 million in November

07 december 2017
ALROSA Group, the world leader in diamond production, announces diamond sales results for November and eleven months of 2017.
In November 2017, ALROSA Group sold USD 334.2 million worth of rough and polished diamonds. Rough diamond sales by value amounted to USD 325.8 million, polished diamond sales – USD 8.4 million.
In January–November 2017, ALROSA’s rough and polished diamond sales amounted to USD 4.029 billion. Rough diamonds were sold for USD 3.942 billion, polished diamonds – for USD 87.4 million.
“Sales in November were consistent with our expectations. The core sales markets displayed strong demand for rough diamonds. The significant sales growth in monetary terms against last November (+36%) is due, in part, to the low base effect. As a result of the currency reform in India late last year, the demand for rough diamonds from small and middle-sized cutting and polishing companies in this country was temporarily reduced,” ALROSA Vice President Yury Okoemov commented on the sales in November.

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