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

ALROSA CEO may refuse to participate in the Davos Forum

05 december 2018
(IA SakhaNews) - “I have not made a decision yet (regarding the participation in the forum - TASS). In principle, this was in my plans as there we have a separate workshop attended by executives of the world's largest mining and steel companies, but from the point of view of business ethics and probably from the point of view of supporting Russian businessmen, including our colleagues, state banker Andrey Kostin, I understand that if a group of Russian businessmen does not go to the forum in Davos, I can probably think from the point of view of my participation as well,” said Ivanov.
Earlier, citing its sources, the Financial Times said that Rusal’s co-owner Oleg Deripaska, Renova’s owner Viktor Vekselberg and VTB head Andrey Kostin will not be invited to the World Economic Forum in Davos in 2019. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that if restrictions on the work of Russian businessmen in Davos are not lifted, Russia will refuse to participate in the forum.
As Russian President Vladimir Putin recently said, a possible boycott by Russia of the World Economic Forum in Davos will not affect the country's authority. According to him, every Russian businessperson can take an independent decision about his or her participation in this event.
The Davos Forum is an annual meeting gathering representatives of the political and business elite. In addition to politicians and businessmen, the event is attended by representatives of public organizations, academia, cultural figures and media executives taking part in discussions. The next traditional annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland to be held on January 22 to 25, 2019 will be devoted to the problem of globalization and world-wide transformations in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.