“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

Alrosa welcomes Belgian IGC Group as a member of ALROSA ALLIANCE

01 march 2019

igc_group_logo.pngIGC Group, the Belgian diamond manufacturing company and one of the oldest diamond companies in the world, recently became a member of ALROSA ALLIANCE, joining the most responsible and reputable diamond market participants.
Obtaining the status of ALROSA ALLIANCE member opens for IGC Group the way to become a long-term client of ALROSA, the world leader in rough diamond mining, IGC Group reported.
“We are delighted to enter the ALROSA ALLIANCE and partner with one of the world’s largest diamond suppliers. As a manufacturer of diamonds in the finest make and a preferred supplier of luxury jewellery and watch brand houses worldwide, we welcome this partnership with ALROSA. Stable and transparent rough diamond supply is essential in today’s business environment,” says Jacques Claes, President of IGC Group.
IGC Group is also a Sightholder of The De Beers Group of Companies since 1955.

Alex Shishlo, Editor in Chief of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished, Brussels