Unifying role is the main objective of the National Gemological Association

Yuri Shelementiev runs the Gemological Centre (GC) at the Moscow State University and is a president of the National Gemological Association (NGA) uniting the gemologists of Russia. The head of the MSU’ GC and the NGA answered the R&P’s...

15 july 2019

“Our goal is to bring clarity to the offering of Lab Grown Diamonds”, asserts Chris Casey, President, Lab Grown Diamond Council

Chris Casey is a 15-year veteran of the diamond and jewelry industry.  Chris also has extensive experience in market research as Founding Managing Director of the NPD Diamond and Diamond Jewelry Service where his responsibility included the...

08 july 2019

Dr. Michael S. Krzemnicki: Our dedication to scientific research is an important foundation to our expertise

Dr. Michael S. Krzemnicki, PhD, Director of the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF, in an interview with R&P told about the activities and plans of one of the world's leading Gemological laboratories specializing in scientific research of diamonds...

01 july 2019

“Lab-Grown Diamonds is probably the biggest scam this industry has ever seen,”: Leibish Polnauer, Founder-President, Leibish & Co.

An interesting story from the Leibish & Co takes you way back to the year 1979 when young Leibish Polnauer, then a diamond polisher, was travelling to London, having just found out that the factory at which he worked had been shut down. He found an advertisement...

24 june 2019

Botswana mining industry players speak on speculative exploration licences

Speculative mineral exploration licences was a recurring theme from presentations made by three players in Botswana mining industry at a conference convened in Gaborone. The country has issued thousands of exploration licences, across the mining industry...

17 june 2019

ALROSA to allocate 100% of free cash flow for second half-year of 2018 for dividends

26 june 2019

alrosa_logo.jpgAnnual General Meeting of Shareholders of PJSC ALROSA decided to allocate 100% of free cash flow for the second half-year of 2018 for the period-end dividend – RUB 30.3 billion.
Taking into account the dividend paid for the first half-year of 2018 (RUB 43.7 billion or RUB 5.93 per one share), the total dividend for 2018 will amount to RUB 73.9 billion or RUB 10.04 per one share. Thus, the total of 80% of free cash flow for 2018 is allocated for dividends.
The approved record date for the list of shareholders entitled to dividend for 2018 shall be July 15, 2019.
The total 2018 year-end dividend is a record-breaking one throughout ALROSA’s history.