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.

10 december 2018

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

ALROSA comments on the accident at the Udachny mine

11 july 2018

July 11, at 05.26 am local time the manager of the underground mine Udachny received a message saying that during the sinking operations at the depth of -580 there was an explosion of explosive substances when drilling the downhole.
The plan of dealing with the accident was underway. Two teams of Mine Rescue Brigade were working to eliminate the consequences of the accident. At the moment of the explosion there were 174 workers in the hole. All the workers, except the guard posts, were withdrawn from the mine.
As a result of the accident, one worker of the Aikhal-Udachy specialized mining department Capital Project Division, who was born in 1971, died.
At 08.09 am local time the Udachny mine resumed the operations in the normal mode. The gas is at a normal level. The special Investigation Commission has been established in the field.