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 earns $3 mln from sales of polished diamonds in New York

10 july 2019

alrosa_logo.jpgALROSA, a global leader in diamond mining, summed up the results of the tender for polished diamonds, which was held in New York this June. The company's cutting division - DIAMONDS OF ALROSA organized the tender.
The company sold 20 polished diamonds with total weight of 140.4 carats. That amount included 8 gemstones of standard color and 12 fancy colored polished diamonds, most of them had Fancy Yellow and Fancy Intense Yellow characteristics.
The overall revenue amounted to $3 mln. There were 29 participants from several countries at the tender, and 11 firms were recognized as winners in different tender positions.
"The polished diamond tender in New York was very successful, despite the traditionally quiet summer season and the falling market as a whole. White and fancy polished diamonds were equally in good demand. In addition to retailers from the US, the world's largest market for diamond jewelry consumption, firms from Israel, Taiwan, India and the United Arab Emirates participated in the tender," said Pavel Vinikhin, Director of the DIAMONDS OF ALROSA cutting division.
The next tender in the United States is scheduled for November 2019, and there will also be another one in Israel this fall. In September, the company will hold a traditional diamond tender in Hong Kong.