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

Work at ALROSA’s Udachny mine resumes

08 may 2019

Work at the Udachny mine of ALROSA resumed, according to a report of Interfax citing the statement of the diamond miner’s press service. As of 14:00 Moscow time, the methane content in the air corresponded to the maximum permissible concentration, so the miners went down to the mine to continue their work, the company said.
According to media reports, 126 workers were raised from this underground mine due to rising levels of methane. None of them was hurt.
Methane is formed by the decomposition of organic substances without oxygen. It is released in underground mines, due to which it is also called mine gas. The accumulation of methane is often the cause of explosions in mines, since it forms explosive mixtures with air.

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