High-tech trend is most promising for industries using diamonds

Synthesis Technology is a leading diamond producer in Russia. The company produces carbon single crystals - lab-grown diamonds and single-crystal wafers. The diamonds completely identical to natural ones are ‘grown’ at the laboratory using advanced HPHT...

25 february 2020

Diamex Lab: Our technology allows you to trace the history of the origin of each stone

Gleb Sverdlov, CEO of Diamex Lab told Rough & Polished in his interview below about the development of IT technologies for the market of rough and polished diamonds and jewelry.

17 february 2020

The future of the market goes hand in hand with gemology

After 2019, a challenging year for the global diamond industry, we asked Yuri Shelementyev, head of the Moscow State University (MSU) Gemmological Center and president of the National Gemological Association (NGA), to share his views...

10 february 2020

Diamond industry in healthier position going into 2020

The diamond industry is in a healthier position going into 2020 due to actions taken last year, according to De Beers. Group spokesperson David Johnson told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that the actions taken included reducing rough diamond production...

03 february 2020

Ethical sourcing and Diamonds Standards Organization

The diamond sector is ready to embrace a new decade and overcome some of its historical challenges. Ethical sourcing has proven to be undoubtedly one of the main aspects that industry professionals need to address. Antonio Cecere, President of Geneva...

27 january 2020

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.

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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