Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

Huw Daniel is the CEO of Platinum Guild International, overseeing market development activities in China, Japan, India and the USA, on behalf of the platinum producers of South Africa. Before taking up this role in 2015, Huw ran PGI USA for 12 years...

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Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is a leader in Italy in the organisation of trade fairs and one of the main operators in the trade fair and conference sector at European level, with structures in Rimini and Vicenza, as well as further sites in...

06 september 2021

There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

MDPS, the Israeli start-up Fintech company from the Mazalit Group is gearing up to enter the diamond industry soon. Zeev Maimon, the CEO of MDPS is also the Founder / CEO of MAZALIT, a B2B payment platform designed and dedicated to the global diamond...

30 august 2021

The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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23 august 2021

De Beers’ GemFair ropes in more than 160 Sierra Leone artisanal miners

De Beers inaugurated its GemFair pilot programme in Sierra Leone’s Kono District with 14-member mine sites in 2018 to create a secure route to market for ethically sourced artisanal and small-scale diamonds. GemFair programme manager Ruby Stocklin-Weinberg...

16 august 2021

ALROSA recovered a large diamond from Nyurbinskoye placer deposit

14 july 2016
PJSC ALROSA, the world leader in diamond mining, announces the recovery of a 214.65-carat diamond from Nyurbinskoye placer deposit.
The crystal measures 42.11 by 34.26 by 16.07 mm, and is translucent with a grey hue.
Traces of dissolution–tetragonal cavities, etching channels and caverns–are observed on the surface. The stone contains cracks filled with graphite and sulphide composition. The diamond is 4 Black Clivage/Makeable Grey.


The Nyurbinskoye placer deposit is localized in the immediate vicinity of the Nyurbinskaya pipe primary deposit, which is a source of diamonds. Sands from the deposit are processed in summer.
The share of this placer deposit in ALROSA Group’s production totaled 5% in 2015. Identified reserves under JORCcode as of January 1, 2015, amounted to 13.5 million carats.
Nyurba Mining and Processing Division operates at the Nakyn ore field and develops Nyurbinsky and Botuobinskyopen-pit mines, and same-name alluvial placers. In Q1 2016, the Division produced 2.16 million carats.