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...


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

ALROSA’s CEO transfers his salary to the flood affected in Yakutia

01 june 2018
ALROSA’s CEO Sergey Ivanov has transferred his month’s salary to a special account to raise funds for the victims of a large-scale flood in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
“Of course, this sum will only cover the smallest part of the needs of those affected by the flood. But thus I expect to attract attention of other people to this difficult situation, in which thousands of citizens of the Republic found themselves. I really hope that together we will be able to make contribution to support the victims of the flood,” said Sergey Ivanov.
Previously the management of ALROSA claimed that they were ready to help the citizens of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), affected by the large-scale flood. The company is in constant contact with the operational headquarters, preparing the material to be sent in the flooded communities. The company also regards the opportunity of providing some material support to the families, which were affected the most by the flood.
As a result of the spring flood, which is lasting for about three weeks in Yakutia, more than 40 communities were affected. 1.3 thousand houses residing more than a thousand of people were flooded as well as dozens of socially significant objects. The roads, supporting structures and transmission lines are damaged. The total cost of the damage is over 1.1 bn rubles.