Color diamonds are more valuable and desirable and a better investment

In 1993, Eyal Cohen started his career as a diamond cutter, sitting by his father’s side as an apprentice. 4 years later, he was recruited by a jewelry firm, where he learned to appreciate natural colored diamonds. In 2003, Eyal opened his own company...

17 september 2018

Debate on the main issues affecting the diamond business is absolutely critical - Ernie Blom

Having taken part in the fruitful discussions with the world leaders at the Asian Summit held recently in Vladivostok, Ernie Blom, President, World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) now looks forward to taking the worthy inputs received at...

10 september 2018

Reflecting the nature of the industry, US jewellery market is significantly seasonal with great ‘ebb and flow’ in demand, opines Vin Lee

Vin Lee, CEO of Beverly Hills-based Grand Metropolitan, a privately-held luxury goods holding company had migrated from Canada as a child. And one can see that it did not take him long to ascend the US luxury world, establishing himself as a formidable...

27 august 2018

Vladimir Zboykov: New times have come for jewelers

How a personal collection of minerals was thrown on the scrap-heap, who is behind the destruction of gemstone consumption culture in Russia and why jewelers will soon have to choose between business and prison – all this was told to Rough & Polished...

20 august 2018

Changing preconceptions in the diamond and financial markets

Eli Avidar is a man on the move…literally. In April, the former Israeli diplomat stepped away from the CEO’s office at the Israel Diamond Exchange, a position he had held for more than two years, and from the Israel Diamond Institute, where he had been...

13 august 2018

ALROSA sells rough and polished diamonds worth USD 309.7 million in September

11 october 2017
ALROSA Group, the world leader in diamond production, announces diamond sales results for September and nine months of 2017.
In September 2017, ALROSA Group sold USD 309.7 million worth of rough and polished diamonds. Rough diamond sales by value amounted to USD 305.8 million, polished diamond sales – USD 3.9 million.
In January–September 2017, ALROSA’s rough and polished diamond sales amounted to USD 3.357 billion. Rough diamonds were sold for USD 3.289 billion, polished diamonds – for USD 68.1 million.
The trade activity in September have remained at the level of the previous month. The increase in sales compared to August this year is mainly due to the bigger volume of sales of rough diamonds over 10.8 carats at auctions, and some increase in sales on the spot market.
"The decline in sales in September compared with the same month in 2016 is due to lower activity level in the market, particularly caused by the early beginning of the Diwali festival in India this year, for which reason many factories are closed for a long period. However, we expect traditional revival of the market situation in the fourth quarter as the industry starts to prepare for the winter holiday season”, said ALROSA Vice President Yury Okoyomov.