High-tech trend is most promising for industries using diamonds

Synthesis Technology is a leading diamond producer in Russia. The company produces carbon single crystals - lab-grown diamonds and single-crystal wafers. The diamonds completely identical to natural ones are ‘grown’ at the laboratory using advanced HPHT...

25 february 2020

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.

17 february 2020

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

AGD DIAMONDS assigned names to diamonds recovered in early October, 2019

08 november 2019
In 2018, the management of AGD DIAMONDS JSC decided to assign names to unique diamonds recovered at the Vladimir Grib diamond field in order to perpetuate the fact of their extraction and in memory of the outstanding events and people of Russia. This last October, as many as three exclusive single-crystal diamonds received their names.
One of the diamonds weighing 53.65 carats was named after Victor Kotelnikov in honor of the company veteran, who made a significant contribution to the discovery of the Arkhangelsk diamondiferous province.
Another diamond weighing 54.24 carats was named after Ivan Dobeiko in honor of the company veteran, who discovered the Lomonosov diamond field.
The third diamond weighing 104.12 carats was named after Yuri Rossikhin in honor of the man, who successfully led the company at the turning point of the 1990s and laid a solid foundation for its further development.
Earlier, AGD DIAMONDS assigned names to other unique gemstones it had extracted at the Vladimir Grib diamond field, including the diamonds weighing:
- 181.68 carats, named “Archangel Michael” (February 2017);
- 57.03 carats, named “Nikolay Koltsov” (June 2018);
- 56.35 carats, named “Vitaliy Fortygin” (November 2018);
- 66.95 carats, named “Anatoly Stankovsky” (February 2019);
- 54.21 carats, named “Triennial of the Berg-Collegium” (April 2019);
- 127.34 carats, named “Elisei Verichev” (May 2019);
- 222.09 carats (the largest in Europe), named “Vladimir Grib” (May 2019);
- 212.53 carats, named “Lev Rovnin” (July 2019).

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