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

ALROSA to allocate additional 105 mn roubles for the rehabilitation of Mirny over three years

04 june 2018
ALROSA intends to allocate additional 105 mn roubles in 2019-2021 to pave the roads with asphalt and do other rehabilitation works in the capital of the diamond region. The decision was taken following the request of the Head of the Administration of Mirny District, Rishat Yuzmkhametov. 
According to ALROSA’s CEO Sergey Ivanov, additional funds will be included in the budget of the company, which is being approved by the Supervisory Board. He also recalled that ALROSA provides non-repayable assistance to the city and Mirny District on a regular basis. Thus, in 2018 the company will allocate more than 420 mn roubles to the municipalities and local budgetary institutions.