The Grib Diamond Mine: Geology, Ecology and Industrial Safety

Gennady Piven, First Deputy General Manager of AGD Diamonds JSC, talks about his work at the diamond fields in Yakutia and in the Arkhangelsk Province.


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...

03 december 2018

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...

12 november 2018

Trans Atlantiс sells about 27k ct of high quality rough at Dubai tender

10 july 2018
news_10072018_transat.pngTrans Atlantiс Gem Sales reported that it sold 27,161 carats of high-quality stones at Dubai tender in June . The diamonds were recovered from Angolan and South African mines and achieved a sales value of $35 million, according to Rapaport.
The stones were sold at an average price of $1,288 per carat.
“We continue to get increasing registrations and participation in our tenders as we are showing regular and consistent productions,” the agency quoted the company’s spokesperson as saying.
In May TAGS sold approximately 50,000 carats of high-quality rough diamonds for about $41mn.

Victoria Quiri, Rough&Polished