Diamex Lab: Our technology allows you to trace the history of the origin of each stone

Gleb Sverdlov, CEO of Diamex Lab told Rough & Polished in his interview below about the development of IT technologies for the market of rough and polished diamonds and jewelry.


The future of the market goes hand in hand with gemology

After 2019, a challenging year for the global diamond industry, we asked Yuri Shelementyev, head of the Moscow State University (MSU) Gemmological Center and president of the National Gemological Association (NGA), to share his views...

10 february 2020

Diamond industry in healthier position going into 2020

The diamond industry is in a healthier position going into 2020 due to actions taken last year, according to De Beers. Group spokesperson David Johnson told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that the actions taken included reducing rough diamond production...

03 february 2020

Ethical sourcing and Diamonds Standards Organization

The diamond sector is ready to embrace a new decade and overcome some of its historical challenges. Ethical sourcing has proven to be undoubtedly one of the main aspects that industry professionals need to address. Antonio Cecere, President of Geneva...

27 january 2020

Ali Pastorini: Challenges make us think out of the box and be closer to customers

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together more than 1,000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

20 january 2020

AGD Diamonds is conducting exploration works to discover new kimberlites

10 october 2019
agd_diamonds_logo_news.pngThis year, AGD Diamonds started large-scale exploration works in the areas adjacent to the Grib diamond mine. The first stage of these operations aimed at discovering diamond deposits included a comprehensive airborne geophysical survey of the area.
After identifying tube-type anomalies that are promising for the detection of kimberlite bodies, exploration teams will start preparations for drilling prospect wells. Currently, 282 square km of surface have already been studied. It is assumed that the exploration area will be expanded.
The company completed a detailed survey of the Verkhotina field, which will be followed by laboratory studies and geological modelling based on their results to issue recommendations for confirmatory drilling.
AGD Diamonds is mining diamonds in the Arkhangelsk Province at the Grib mine discovered in 1996. This diamond deposit is one of the largest in the world ranking the 4th by reserves in Russia and the 7th in the world.

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