The majority of women don’t care whether their diamonds are mined or lab grown - Alex Popov, CEO of Âme

Alex Popov, President of the Moscow Diamond Bourse and former Chairman of the World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDMF) launched a new jewelry brand under the name of Âme focused on design and using lab grown diamonds to produce jewelry meant to meet...

14 january 2019

At IDE, we encourage innovation throughout the bourse and have even opened a technological incubator to host start-ups - Yoram Dvash

A first generation diamantaire, Yoram Dvash founded ‘Y Dvash Diamonds Ltd’ in 1991 in Israel. While the company grew and made progress under his leadership, Dvash joined industry organizations such as the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association (IsDMA)...

09 january 2019

Cooperation and collaboration are the development trend of today

Pavel Grankin runs the Slava Group of companies and holds the Slava trademark (‘Slava’ means ‘Glory’ in Russian). He has graduated from the Mozhaisky Military Space Academy. He did his military service at the Plesetsk Сosmodrome from 1987 to...

04 january 2019

De Beers speaks on Zim invitation to explore for diamonds again

De Beers’ exploration team landed in Zimbabwe in 1993 and left in 2006, however, they first prospected for diamonds in Marange in the late 1990s. Harare, under the leadership of the then president Robert Mugabe, alleged that De Beers looted diamonds...

24 december 2018

The Kimberley Process mulling over broader definition of "conflict diamonds"

The participants of the recent Kimberley Process Plenary Meeting hosted by the European Union in Brussels carried their work to completion on November 16, 2018 but were left with a home work on their hands to be done before the next convention under...

17 december 2018

AGD Diamonds garnered more than $ 25 million from Christmas sales

07 december 2018
Wrapping up the year of 2018, AGD Diamonds has successfully completed its Christmas auction for the sale of rough diamonds on the e-trading platform of Grib Diamonds, its selling arm in Antwerp. As always, the auction was attended by the company’s regular customers from India, Israel and Belgium. At the same time, AGD Diamonds was also able to attract new buyers from China due to perfect preparation of goods to be auctioned and smart organization of viewings. 

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Image credit: AGD Diamonds

The diamond miner raked in more than $25 million in sales. The lots offered to buyers included top-grade colored diamonds up to 10 carats in size. The pricing trends pursued by AGD Diamonds are positively viewed by experts noting stable demand for diamonds coming from Arkhangelsk. The company’s fancy yellow stones continue to be in high demand this December. Innovative cutting-edge mining technologies and gentle processing during ore concentration operations enable AGD Diamonds to extract large top-quality diamonds undamaged.

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