The Grib Diamond Mine: Geology, Ecology and Industrial Safety

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I have a dream to see India become a world leader in high-end jewellery manufacturing - Sanjay Kothari

An industry leader who needs no introduction to the gem and jewellery industry is Sanjay Kothari…the former chairman of the GJEPC of India has held various positions in the Council including being Convener-Exhibitions for many years before becoming Convener-Promotions...

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Style always reflects culture

Reena Ahluwalia is a multifaceted artist …an award-winning jewelry designer, diamond painter, professor, speaker and a community builder and more. Recognized as one of the Top Masters of Jewelry Design and art in Canada, she has been creating jewelry...

26 november 2018

Botswana Diamonds’ Campbell on Alrosa exit: no exploration JV lasts forever

Botswana Diamonds is currently in talks with a major diamond producer interested in taking over a stake in Sunland Minerals previously owned by Alrosa. The Sunland joint venture was established in 2014 to test existing Alrosa exploration technology on...

19 november 2018

If real gems are replaced by artificial stones, it is not the difference in value that sellers may cheat you out, but the very idea that you are to obtain along with a jewelry piece made from a genuine stone

Elena Titova is the Director of the All-Russian Decorative Art Museum. The museum, which she heads, was founded fairly recently (less than 40 years ago), but it is one of the most popular and stylish museums of Moscow, famous, among other things...

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ALROSA sells large diamonds in Hong Kong for $10.4 mln

02 july 2018
ALROSA, the world's largest diamond mining company, has summed up the results of the auction in Hong Kong for the sale of special size rough diamonds (weighing over 10.8 carats). The company received a total sales revenue of $10.4 million, which is more than 1.5 times higher than the starting price.

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Image credit: ALROSA


In total, 100 gem-quality lots with a total weight of 1550 carats were sold. The companies from the largest diamond trading centers, including Hong Kong, Belgium, Israel, India, the UAE and Russia, attended the auction. 28 firms were recognized as winners for different lots.
“We successfully held this year’s second auction in Hong Kong, which is one of the key regions in our business. The composition of participating companies turned out to be quite diverse: we invited more than 80 companies, the geography covers almost all the world diamond centers. In autumn, our third auction in Hong Kong will take place. We also plan to bring there an interesting assortment," Evgeny Agureev, the Member of the Executive committee, Director of the USO ALROSA, commented on the results.
In September 2018, ALROSA will hold an auction in Hong Kong as part of the jewelry exhibition Hong Kong Jewelery & Gem Fair.