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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Polished Diamond Price Index: Year Ends With Mixed Results

01 february 2019
(ehudlaniado.com) - Prices of smaller goods, below one carat, continued to rise in December after increasing in November, responding to rising demand in the consumer market. Larger goods, however, which suffered from price declines in November, experienced a long-awaited revival, rising 1-1.5% in December, according to the Mercury Diamond Global Tracker™ (MDGT™). The MDGT™ index averaged 109.45 in December 2018. Polished diamond price increases are a typical cyclical trend in November and December, as holiday season purchases drive demand. This year, as in the 2017 holiday season, consumers made their diamond jewelry purchases very late in the season. November was marked by limited demand, with a pick-up taking place only in the last two weeks of December. This past year, just like the holiday season, suffered from sputtering demand, extreme price sensitivity, and very focused demand for a relatively limited range of goods.