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 to pay almost 38.6 billion rubles for dividends following 2017

27 june 2018
ALROSA Shareholders approved the annual report and financial statements during the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held on June 26. Shareholders also made decisions on profit distribution for 2017. 38.59 billion rubles are to be paid as dividends, namely 5.24 rubles per one ordinary share at a nominal price of 50 kopecks.
According to the consolidated financial statements of PJSC ALROSA and its subsidiaries prepared in conformity with IFRS Standards, the net profit, net of income attributable to the non-controlling interest, amounted to 77.075 billion rubles in 2017. 50.07% of this sum will be allocated for payment of dividends.
The list of shareholders entitled to receive dividends for the year 2017 is drawn up as of July 14, 2018.
The amount of ALROSA dividends following 2017 has become one of the largest in the history of the company and gives place only to dividend payments for 2016 (65.8 billion rubles).