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In mid-October, Moscow hosted the VIII Ecological Forum attended by representatives from the State, large industrial companies, scientific and public organizations. The forum delegates discussed the issues related to finding a balance between the socio-economic...

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De Beers’ GemFair delivering ‘positive impacts’ to ASM sector in Sierra Leone – David Johnson

GemFair, a pilot project developed by De Beers to create a secure and transparent route to market ethically sourced artisanal and small-scale mined (ASM) diamonds, is already delivering “important positive impacts” in Sierra Leone. Group head...

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Belgian-quality diamond boiling in Dubai from TRIGEM

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05 november 2019

Pavel Shelkov: "Our project is an attempt to fit Russia into the global trend and create a new private company in the diamond industry"

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The team that turns sleeping stones into beautiful polished diamonds

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21 october 2019

Buyers at Dubai auction purchased 112 large diamonds from Russia

01 november 2019
At an international auction held by ALROSA in Dubai, the company sold 112 large diamonds totally weighing 1,740 carats. Buyers splashed out over $ 7 million bidding for these rough gems. This was announced in the company's press release received by Rough & Polished on Friday. The auction was attended by 84 companies from the world's largest diamond trading hubs, including the UAE, India, Belgium, Russia, Israel and Hong Kong.
“In Dubai, we sold 75% of auctioned rough diamonds. This is a good result at the time when the tough market is still having an impact on demand and sales,” said Evgeny Agureev, Deputy CEO of ALROSA commenting the auction results.
The next, fifth auction this year to sell special size rough diamonds will be held by the company in Dubai in the coming December.

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