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

Seasonal slowdown affects diamond marketing

02 august 2018

According to RAPAPORT, diamond prices saw a tiny decline during a seasonal vacation period. US suppliers were reluctant to give big discounts after a positive first half of the year.
After having returned from vacations, US retailers had difficulties restocking their supplies as they released their goods during the second quarter whin prices were up.
Prices for rough and polished diamonds remain relatively stable. Rough prices increased an estimated 4% in the first half of 2018.
US and China show steady interest in 0.50-carat, D to G, VS to SI diamonds and rising interest in 0.70-carat, G to J, VS to SI. There is a weak demand for small stones, says the note from the agency.
Currency exchange rates have negatively influenced Chinese and Indian local retailers’ budgets, who became interested in lower quality products. 
Yet, Hong Kong diamond sector has enjoyed a steady growth which is very encouraging before the September Hong Kong show and the October 1 Golden Week retail season. The optimistic mood, which is prevailing in the US and Chinese diamond sector, supports the market for the second half of the year.

Victoria Quiri, Rough&Polished