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.


Could Tiffany & Co. tip the scales in favor of a more transparent diamond industry?

04 february 2019
( - When Tiffany & Co. announced earlier this month that it planned to start telling its customers exactly where their diamonds come from, it was couched in the bold claim that the company would be sparking a "new era of diamond transparency" by doing so. "Tiffany believes that knowing provenance" — i.e. where diamonds are sourced — "is critical to ensuring its diamonds are among the most responsibly sourced in the world," the brand said in a release. So is Tiffany & Co. really poised to usher in a new era of transparency in the world of fine jewelry?