“We are building a new state-of-the-art tender facility,” says Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC

Ahmed Bin Sulayem certainly needs no introduction being widely popular globally as one of the leaders of modern Dubai. As the Executive Chairman of DMCC, Ahmed Bin Sulayem has played and continues to play a key role in establishing and positioning DMCC...

20 may 2019

De Beers scaling up Tracr ahead of formal launch

De Beers tracked 100 high-value diamonds along the value chain during the pilot of Tracr™, its industry blockchain platform, for the first time in May last year. A De Beers spokesperson Bianca Ruakere told Rough & Polished in an exclusive interview that...

13 may 2019

The perfect couple - platinum and diamonds

The Jewelry House of Leon Megé located in New York has long been firmly established in the jewelry market as a source of magnificent jewelry, in which platinum and diamonds often sparkle being married together and attracting everyone’s eyes, but are...

06 may 2019

The technology of growing single-crystal diamonds has now become industrial in nature

It is believed that the reserves of natural diamonds will be exhausted by the middle of the century, and therefore production of synthetic diamonds is rapidly gaining relevance. According to Business Insider India’s estimates, the global synthetic diamond...

29 april 2019

De Beers only selling Elizabeth Bay Mine in Namibia, move to sustain operations beyond 2019

Namdeb Holdings, a 50/50 joint venture between the Namibian government and De Beers is not selling Daberas, Sendelingsdrift and Southern Coastal mines in the southern African country. It had been alleged that Namdeb was planning to close and offload...

22 april 2019

Another diamond auction held by Russia’s Ministry of Finance added $3.5 million to the country’s treasury

22 february 2019
The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation held another auction for the sale of natural diamonds weighing up to 10.8 carats from the State Fund of Russia on Wednesday, as a result of which the country’s treasury raked in $3,542,092.62. The ministry announced this in a press release distributed on Friday.

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                    Image credit: AGD Diamonds

The auction held for domestic market stakeholders put up for sale 197 diamond lots with a total weight of 406,786.46 carats valued at $26,532,016.69, of which 23 lots totally weighing 53,487.98 carats were sold.
During the previous auction held on February 19, 2019 the Ministry of Finance sold 57 lots of rough diamonds weighing up to 10.8 carats and earned $ 6.9 million.

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