Vallabhbhai Shamjibhai Patel tells about the ongoing construction of the Surat Diamond Bourse

The under-construction Surat Diamond Bourse (SDB) is India's second diamond trading hub based at Surat, Gujarat, spread across 35.54 acres with more than 4,000 offices for national & international traders. On the onset, the project which...


The strategy of regulating the Russian jewellery industry

At the General Meeting of the Russian Jewellers Guild Association held in April, two principally important documents were adopted: The Strategy of Regulating the Jewellery Industry of Russia and The Charter of a Good Faith Taxpayer. Besides, the issues...

13 june 2018

Our first priority is to better understand artisanal and small-scale mining - Elodie Daguzan

The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI), the organization dealing with the traditional diamond mining, recently announced the appointment of Élodie Daguzan as its first Goodwill Ambassador. Ms. Daguzan, who currently works as head of communication...

04 june 2018

Zimnisky on De Beers’ Lightbox: It’s a strategic, bold move that will benefit the entire natural diamond industry

De Beers shocked all and sundry end of May when it announced the launch of a new company called Lightbox Jewelry, which will market a new brand of laboratory-grown diamond jewellery in September. This effectively meant that the group had departed from...

01 june 2018

Tracking the provenance and lifecycle of a product is a natural and necessary evolution in our industry

A senior executive with a demonstrated history of working globally at management and board levels, Marcus ter Haar has been the Managing Director at Okavango Diamond Company (ODC), Botswana for about 10 months now, prior to which he held the...

28 may 2018

Russian government nominates ALROSA Supervisory Board members

13 march 2018
The Government of the Russian Federation has nominated 12 candidates to the Supervisory Board of ALROSA, including Alexey Moiseev, Deputy Finance Minister, who previously was not on the Board, the Kommersant Daily reports. Ilya Yelizarov, Assistant Director at the Federal Property Management Agency was nominated to the Board for the first time, as well as Leonid Petukhov, CEO of the Far East Investment and Export Promotion Agency. These nominations followed in line with the order published on the website of the Russian government.
Besides, the list of candidates includes Anton Siluanov, Russia’s Finance Minister; Kirill Dmitriev, CEO of the management company at the Russian Direct Investment Fund; Sergey Ivanov, CEO of ALROSA; Alexey Chekunkov, Head of the Development Fund of the Far East and the Baikal Region; Dmitry Konov, Chairman of the SIBUR Holding Board; Alexander Vasilchenko, Department Deputy Director at the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia; Dmitry Vladimirov, Department Head at the Federal Property Management Agency; Konstantin Pozdnyakov, Deputy Dean of the Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation; and Alexander Pshenichnikov, Department Head at the Ministry of Finance.


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