The Grib Diamond Mine: Geology, Ecology and Industrial Safety

Gennady Piven, First Deputy General Manager of AGD Diamonds JSC, talks about his work at the diamond fields in Yakutia and in the Arkhangelsk Province.

10 december 2018

I have a dream to see India become a world leader in high-end jewellery manufacturing - Sanjay Kothari

An industry leader who needs no introduction to the gem and jewellery industry is Sanjay Kothari…the former chairman of the GJEPC of India has held various positions in the Council including being Convener-Exhibitions for many years before becoming Convener-Promotions...

03 december 2018

Style always reflects culture

Reena Ahluwalia is a multifaceted artist …an award-winning jewelry designer, diamond painter, professor, speaker and a community builder and more. Recognized as one of the Top Masters of Jewelry Design and art in Canada, she has been creating jewelry...

26 november 2018

Botswana Diamonds’ Campbell on Alrosa exit: no exploration JV lasts forever

Botswana Diamonds is currently in talks with a major diamond producer interested in taking over a stake in Sunland Minerals previously owned by Alrosa. The Sunland joint venture was established in 2014 to test existing Alrosa exploration technology on...

19 november 2018

If real gems are replaced by artificial stones, it is not the difference in value that sellers may cheat you out, but the very idea that you are to obtain along with a jewelry piece made from a genuine stone

Elena Titova is the Director of the All-Russian Decorative Art Museum. The museum, which she heads, was founded fairly recently (less than 40 years ago), but it is one of the most popular and stylish museums of Moscow, famous, among other things...

12 november 2018

Sergey Ivanov elected as President of ALROSA

14 march 2017
sergey_ivanov.jpgThe Supervisory Board of ALROSA elected Sergey Ivanov as the company’s president at a meeting held on March 13, 2017.
Sergey Ivanov was born in Moscow on October 23, 1980. He graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations in 2001, majoring in Economics and in 2002 in Finance and Credit.
He held various positions in the State Investment Company and Gazprom in 2002-2005. In 2005-2011, Sergey Ivanov served as Vice President, First Vice President and then Deputy Chairman of the Board of Gazprombank. He chaired the Board of SOGAZ in 2011-2016. From April 2016 until he was approved as President of ALROSA, Sergey Ivanov worked as Senior Vice President and Welfare Management Head at Sberbank.
Sergey Ivanov is currently seated on the boards of directors at Rosneftegaz, NPF Gazfond, Sberbank Asset Management, NPF Sberbank, Sberbank Insurance and Sberbank Life Insurance.
He has been honored with letters of merit from the President of the Russian Federation and the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and has departmental awards. Sergey Ivanov is fluent in English and German.