Colorless diamonds as an investment class are evolving beyond their traditional ability to preserve, relocate and pass on wealth

Antonio Cecere, the Founder & VP of Monaco Diamond Exchange dons many caps simultaneously. Currently, he is the President of Geneva Diamond Exchange, the President of Diamond Investment Club and the Principal of the Cecere Group. Antonio’s ability to...

15 april 2019

Jewellery with diamonds, even with small ones, sells better than without diamonds

The Yakut jewellery firm Kierge was set up 25 years ago on the basis of the jewellery workshop PKF Yakutrembyttekhnika which, in its turn, was founded way back in the 1970s. Over this period, Kierge turned into a well-established company successfully...

08 april 2019

Lucapa’s Wetherall on the past, present and the future

Lucapa Diamond chief executive Stephen Wetherall recently attended a mining conference, in Cape Town South Africa, where he met Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa and granted him an exclusive interview. They discussed Angola’s first international diamond...

01 april 2019

India’s gem and jewellery industry expects the government will consider its demand for lower import duty on raw materials

A go-getter at heart, with an attitude to match, Pramod Kumar Agrawal, Chairman of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India is a man in a hurry. He has not left any stone unturned to bring back the Indian gem & jewellery...

25 march 2019

“Only do business with clients who have impeccable integrity,” suggests Davy Blommaert, banker

Davy Blommaert heads the Diamond Business at National Bank of Fujairah, which falls under the bank’s corporate and institutional banking division. With nearly 10 years of experience in the diamond industry, he was tasked to establish a unit within NBF...

18 march 2019

The list of nominees to the Supervisory Board of ALROSA approved

22 march 2019

On March 21, 2019, ALROSA Supervisory Board considered by absent voting the nominees from the shareholders to the Supervisory Board and the Revision Committee. The Supervisory Board also considered the shareholders’ initiative to include mandatory issues under the legislation of the Russian Federation and other issues of the current activities of the company in the agenda of the annual general meeting of shareholders.
In accordance with the proposals of shareholders of PJSC ALROSA, a list of 15 candidates to the Supervisory Board was approved:
1. Maria Gordon (independent director) – Member of the Supervisory Board of PJSC Moscow Exchange, Memeber of the Board of Directors of PJSC «Polyus".
2. Evgenia Grigorieva – Minister of Property and Land Affairs of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).
3. Kirill Dmitriev – CEO, JSC Russian Direct Investment Fund Managing Company.
4. Andrey Donets (previously not a member of the Supervisory Board) - First Deputy General Director of the Agency for the Far East Investment Promotion and Export Support ANO.
5. Sergey Donskoy (not previously a member of the Supervisory Board);
6. Sergey Ivanov – Chief Executive Officer – Chairman of the Executive Committee of PJSC ALROSA.
7. Andrey Karkh (previously not a member of the Supervisory Board) - Advisor to the Head of the Municipal Formation Anabarsky National (Dolgan-Evenki) Ulus of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia);
8. Dmitry Konov (independent director) – Chairman of the Executive Committee of PJSC SIBUR Holding.
9. Galina Makarova (independent director).
10. Sergey Mestnikov – General Director, Non-profit Organization Target Fund of Future Generations of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). 
11. Alexey Moiseev - Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation;
12. Aysen Nikolaev – Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). 
13. Anton Siluanov – First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation – Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation. 
14. Vladimir Solodov – Acting Chairman of the Government of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). 
15. Oleg Fedorov (independent director) – member of the Board of Directors of PJSC IDGC of North-West.