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

Chasing a dream…

Elina Chan, MD of Shenzhen Shi Qing Yu Zhubao Ltd completed her higher education from Xiamen University and Master’s degree from Hong Kong University. To achieve her dream to start a business, Elina gave up numerous job opportunities in Hong Kong and...

06 august 2018

Pangolin Diamonds using termites to find kimberlite indicators in Botswana

It is not a secret that the rate of kimberlite discovery in Botswana has dropped considerably and research has shown that termites can help diamond explorers have an understanding of the transport mechanism of kimberlite indicator minerals from the kimberlite...

30 july 2018

In another fifty years, we’ll have a different scale of valuation, and all those items of natural origin – including diamonds – will sharply increase in price

Within the framework of the Qatar-Russia 2018 Year of Culture, the World Diamond Museum hosts an exhibition of the Qatar Museums at the State Historical Museum in Moscow – "Pearls: Treasures of the Seas and the Rivers," that opened on 11 July...

24 july 2018

Directives to state representatives at VTB and ALROSA will be approved by Dmitry Medvedev

01 june 2018
The Russian government has ordered to determine the procedure for the approval of directives to state representatives sitting on the Supervisory Boards of VTB and ALROSA. They will be approved by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the Interfax news agency reported.
According to the government decree, such directives are to be approved by the first deputy prime minister in case a deputy prime minister is elected to the board of directors of a company included on one of the lists of entities supervised by the sate. At the moment, this position is occupied by Anton Siluanov. If the first deputy prime minister is elected to seat on the board of directors of such a company, government directives will be approved by the prime minister, Interfax said.
Anton Siluanov is the chairman of the supervisory boards at VTB and ALROSA, which are on the above-mentioned lists and therefore, according to the new order, government directives addressed to these companies will be approved by Dmitry Medvedev.

Victoria Quiri, Rough&Polished