African diamond firms on COVID-19 response, recent developments

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Keeping global supply chains functioning vital – De Beers

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Gabon courts foreign investors to grow fledgling diamond sector

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Kristall to sell its diamond goods within on-site trading session at its representative office in Moscow

11 october 2019
kristall_logo_news.pngThe Kristall Production Association will hold an on-site trading session offering diamonds of various cuts and sizes as part of its integration process with PJSC ALROSA, according to a press release distributed by the diamond manufacturer.
The trading session will be held on October 22 to October 25, 2019 at the General Representative Office of Kristall in Moscow.
Applications for participation in the event are accepted by phone or e-mail.

Image credit: Kristall

Earlier, it was reported that Russia’s Federal Property Management Agency signed an agreement under which 100% of Kristall’s shares owned by the federal government were transferred to ALROSA.
Kristall is the largest diamond manufacturer in Russia and Europe, as well as the major exporter of polished diamonds in the country.

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