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Today’s customer needs an offer of something unique that others do not have

Oksana Senatorova is the publisher of the Jewelry Trade Navigator magazine and the founder of the Jewellery Business Academy.
She graduated from I. M. Sechenov Medical Academy and the Faculty of Psychology of Lomonosov Moscow State University...

09 january 2020

Inventories accumulated by De Beers, ALROSA to put ceiling on prices near-term even if demand substantially picks up – Zimnisky

As we are in the last month of 2019, it is prudent to examine what the diamond industry went through and the possible trajectory in the upcoming year. Industry expert, Paul Zimnisky spoke with Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa to discuss this and other...

30 december 2019

Empowering customers and engaging more with our stakeholders is the new Mission

The unassuming Govindbhai Laljibhai Dholakia, Chairman, Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt Ltd (SRK) is not just an ace businessman but a noted philanthropist. He has contributed immensely to social welfare with special focus on education … a noteworthy...

23 december 2019

‘Dubai has proven to be a great port for diamond tenders’

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16 december 2019

ALROSA’s 14.83 ct Spirit of the Rose may become one of the world’s most expensive diamonds

15 august 2019

Russian miner ALROSA intends to sell its 14.83 ct pink diamond «The Spirit of the Rose» in November this year, the company’s spokeswoman Evgeniya Kozenko was quoted by Bloomberg as saying.
Eden Rachminov, the chairman of the board of the Fancy Color Research Foundation said that the stone may be worth $60 million to $65 million, which makes it one of the most expensive pink diamonds ever sold. 
The Spirit of the Rose was graded by GIA as fancy vivid purple-pink with excellent clarity, excellent polish and very good symmetry, says the report.  

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                                Image credit: ALROSA


The oval crystal, which was unearthed by ALROSA in 2017, was named after the ballet Le Spectre de la Rose. Initially the stone weighed 27.85 cts, it took Alrosa’s cutting factory one year to prepare and cut the diamond. 
The representative of Alrosa’s press service didn’t comment on the estimated price of the stone but added that it will become the most expensive polished diamond in Russia, according to Bloomberg.
The company has chosen to sell diamond at a time when Rio Tinto’s pink diamond mine Argyle is depleting. It used to be the largest source of pink diamonds in the world. 

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