Ethical sourcing and Diamonds Standards Organization

The diamond sector is ready to embrace a new decade and overcome some of its historical challenges. Ethical sourcing has proven to be undoubtedly one of the main aspects that industry professionals need to address. Antonio Cecere, President of Geneva...


Ali Pastorini: Challenges make us think out of the box and be closer to customers

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together more than 1,000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

20 january 2020

Today’s customer needs an offer of something unique that others do not have

Oksana Senatorova is the publisher of the Jewelry Trade Navigator magazine and the founder of the Jewellery Business Academy.
She graduated from I. M. Sechenov Medical Academy and the Faculty of Psychology of Lomonosov Moscow State University...

09 january 2020

Inventories accumulated by De Beers, ALROSA to put ceiling on prices near-term even if demand substantially picks up – Zimnisky

As we are in the last month of 2019, it is prudent to examine what the diamond industry went through and the possible trajectory in the upcoming year. Industry expert, Paul Zimnisky spoke with Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa to discuss this and other...

30 december 2019

Empowering customers and engaging more with our stakeholders is the new Mission

The unassuming Govindbhai Laljibhai Dholakia, Chairman, Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt Ltd (SRK) is not just an ace businessman but a noted philanthropist. He has contributed immensely to social welfare with special focus on education … a noteworthy...

23 december 2019

ALROSA kicks off Investment Diamonds Project

11 november 2016
Andrey Zharkov, President of ALROSA (PJSC), the world’s largest diamond miner by volume in carats, approved the plan of actions to implement the company’s Investment Diamonds Project.
Currently, ALROSA is completing procedures to systematize its internal document flow system comprising work and labor contracts for cutting diamonds and transition of diamonds within the company, as well as making necessary amendments to the company’s accounting policy.
ALROSA started to prepare polished goods for exchange trade last October, including in particular their selection and identification. The project will be presented to general public in March 2017. ALROSA plans to start retail trading in investment diamonds in 2018.
"The aim of the investment diamond selling project is to support Russia’s diamond manufacturing industry, as well as to create a market employing investment properties of diamonds," says Andrey Zharkov, President of ALROSA.