Unifying role is the main objective of the National Gemological Association

Yuri Shelementiev runs the Gemological Centre (GC) at the Moscow State University and is a president of the National Gemological Association (NGA) uniting the gemologists of Russia. The head of the MSU’ GC and the NGA answered the R&P’s...

15 july 2019

“Our goal is to bring clarity to the offering of Lab Grown Diamonds”, asserts Chris Casey, President, Lab Grown Diamond Council

Chris Casey is a 15-year veteran of the diamond and jewelry industry.  Chris also has extensive experience in market research as Founding Managing Director of the NPD Diamond and Diamond Jewelry Service where his responsibility included the...

08 july 2019

Dr. Michael S. Krzemnicki: Our dedication to scientific research is an important foundation to our expertise

Dr. Michael S. Krzemnicki, PhD, Director of the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF, in an interview with R&P told about the activities and plans of one of the world's leading Gemological laboratories specializing in scientific research of diamonds...

01 july 2019

“Lab-Grown Diamonds is probably the biggest scam this industry has ever seen,”: Leibish Polnauer, Founder-President, Leibish & Co.

An interesting story from the Leibish & Co takes you way back to the year 1979 when young Leibish Polnauer, then a diamond polisher, was travelling to London, having just found out that the factory at which he worked had been shut down. He found an advertisement...

24 june 2019

Botswana mining industry players speak on speculative exploration licences

Speculative mineral exploration licences was a recurring theme from presentations made by three players in Botswana mining industry at a conference convened in Gaborone. The country has issued thousands of exploration licences, across the mining industry...

17 june 2019

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