AGD Diamonds celebrates 88 years since its foundation

On April 22, 1931, in Arkhangelsk the Northern Geological Prospecting Trust (SGT) was organized, the successor of which is AGD Diamonds.


Russian jewelry, precious metals and gemstones will be subject to marking in 2020

The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation proposes to make the marking of jewelry, precious metals and precious stones mandatory from January 1, 2020.


Imperial provenance emerald will be auctioned off at Christie’s, Geneva

Christie’s said that at its “Magnificent Jewelry’’ auction, which will be held on May 15, 2019, it will sell a historically significant emerald, the provenance of which can be traced back to Catherine the Great.


Vast Resources raises £600k as it focuses on Zim diamonds, Romania

Vast Resources has raised £600,000 before costs through a placing and subscription of 444,4 million ordinary shares to fund exploration and mining of diamonds in Zimbabwe, maintain Baita Plai mine in Romania and for general corporate purposes.


Ministry of Finance to hold auction of diamonds from the State Fund of the Russian Federation

The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation announced a public auction of polished diamonds from the State Fund of Russia.


Promoting See-Through Transparency Is Critical

29 january 2019

(IDEX Online) - I was in an elevator in a hotel in Mumbai several years ago at the end of a conference when a well-known diamond industry figure walked in with a small entourage. "You know what the trouble is with transparency?" he asked. "You can see right through it." Seemed pretty amusing at the time; the entourage certainly enjoyed it. Given the speed of developments in the industry, however, it seems today to be rather a feeble and irrelevant joke. I am sure that there are many other people who related to the need for responsible sourcing and transparent business operations with similar sarcasm. Doubtless there were many who hoped it would fade away, sort of like a passing fashion. I am equally sure that there are still many in the trade operating quietly and trying not to appear on the industry's radar who are not that interested in running transparent operations either.