The diamond business is yet bright and has a good future in the coming days

Hitesh Patel, Managing Director of Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd., joined the family business in 1997 to help his father Laljibhai Patel, the founder of Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd. Egged on by its success, Hitesh set up the overseas presence of...

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The talk around LGDs is all hype

As a teenager, Luca Luterbacher began to design and manufacture single pieces and individual items for wealthy private family friends from Switzerland and Lichtenstein. In 2017, he finally invested in his own luxury trademark "Luterbacher."...

12 august 2019

Correct adjustment of advertising is the major challenge

At the recent Amberforum held in the Baltic city of Svetlogorsk, Andrey Yanchevsky, Head of the trade representation of the LA VIVION jewelery company shared his opinion with the correspondent of Rough&Polished on the state and prospects of the jewellery...

05 august 2019

Small-scale diamond mining is the future in Botswana – Leon Daniels

Pangolin Diamonds, which is currently the most active diamond exploration company in Botswana, has called upon authorities in the southern African country to include diamonds into the minerals permit for small scale mining operations. Pangolin chief...

29 july 2019

“There has been a strict policy in Israel against LGDs; have been forbidden on IDE trading floor for years.”: Aviel Elia, Managing Director- IDI

Aviel Elia, an attorney by profession, has served as Legal Adviser and Company Secretary of IDI since 2013. As a key member of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) management team, he has been involved in developing company strategy and negotiating...

22 july 2019

ALROSA’s April sales of rough and polished diamonds reached almost $319 million

13 may 2019

ALROSA, the world’s largest diamond miner, announces diamond sales for April and four months of 2019.
April sales of rough and polished diamonds reached $318.7 million. Rough diamond sales amounted to $315.8 million, while those for polished diamonds stood at $2.9 million.
January–April 2019 rough and polished diamond sales totalled $1,322.9 million. During the four months of 2019, the Company sold rough and polished diamonds for $1,303.8 million and $19.2 million, respectively.
“In the first months of 2019, the global diamond market saw a somewhat weaker demand from cutters and polishers due to both diamond stock normalization as mid-streamers in India continue to experience difficulties with access to affordable financing, and inherent cyclicality of the market. The Company maintains a moderately positive outlook for the foreseeable future, expecting the market situation to improve in the second half of the year,” noted Evgeny Agureev, Member of the Management Board, Director of the United Sales Organization at ALROSA.