Pavel Sokolov: Every stone has its beauty

THE ‘GEMSTONES BY SOKOLOV’ brand has been popular for over 25 years. The aim of this company is to supply any kind of gem studs to the Russian market including the unique ones except diamonds of any cut. The product range by the SOKOLOV Company is very...


“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

Methane leakage at ALROSA mine

08 may 2019

More than 120 workers were evacuated at the ALROSA’s Udachny mine in the Mirny district of Yakutia due to rising methane levels, TASS news agency reports.
"The gas situation monitoring system determined the increase of methane over the maximum allowable level at the Udachny mine in trench drift No. 8 at the horizon of - 425 m. At the time of the accident, there were 126 workers at the mine. All people were immediately broght to the surface. There are no people injured," the agency quoted the press service of the company.
The report says that the incident occurred on May 7 at 23:30, and the works are still going to eliminate the leakage of methane.
The press service of ALROSA added that a special commission will be created to investigate the causes of the leak.

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