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

The family of the deceased due to explosion at Udachny mine will get more than 2 mn rubles – ALROSA

12 july 2018
The relatives of the explosion victim at the Udachny mine will get more than two million rubles of compensation, according to Interfax - Far East.
Yesterday ALROSA reported an explosion at the Udachny underground mine. At the moment of explosion there were 174 workers in the mine. As a result of the accident one miner died.
“All the employees of the ALROSA Group are insured under collective accidents policy which grants compensatory payments of two million rubles in case of an accident,” said ALROSA’s press office.
Besides that, the additional financial support will be provided to the family of the victim under the collective contract with ALROSA and the contract with the Profalmaz Trade Union, the agency said. 
A special on-site commission was established to investigate the accident. The Udachny mine resumed operations in normal mode.

Victoria Quiri, Rough&Polished