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Antwerp takes interest in colored stones from AGD Diamonds

26 november 2018
AGD Diamonds held a public auction for the sale of special-size diamonds (10.8+) this Friday, using the e-platform of its trading arm, Grib Diamonds at the miner’s Antwerp office.

Image credit: AGD Diamonds

The company garnered a total of $14.1 million from this auction sale. The lots it offered to customers contained large-size top-grade diamonds, including a unique fancy crystal, “Nikolay Koltsov” of bright yellow color weighing 57.03 carats, which had been extracted by the Grib Mining and Processing Unit on June 18, 2018 and named in honor of the pioneering geologist, who blazed the trail for the emergence of the Arkhangelsk diamond bearing province, the first of this kind in Europe. Also, the miner sold diamonds from its stocks of 2015-2016, the viewings of which had reflected a high degree of continuous demand indicating a stable interest from diamond manufacturers in the market for the exclusive color diamonds from the Grib mine located near the White Sea.

Victoria Quiri, Correspondent of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished, Strasbourg