Our main role is to inspire consumers to consider diamonds - Jean-Marc Lieberherr

With over 25 years of experience in a variety of leadership positions across many geographies, functions and businesses, Jean-Marc Lieberherr has more than 10 years’ experience as a diamond industry leader, which includes as a Board member of the World...

09 december 2019

Training in diamond valuation is key for artisanal miners

Ian Rowe, the Executive Director of the Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) was appointed in September 2019, having joined DDI as Deputy Executive Director a year earlier. Ian managed field operations in Sierra Leone within this role and led...

02 december 2019

Kangalassi 2.0: Raising the living standards, creating new jobs

At the V Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) held in early September in Vladivostok, the Yakut company SAYBM signed a tripartite agreement with two agencies - the Far Eastern agency and the regional one - for attracting investments and providing export...

25 november 2019

We live in a new dimension of environmental responsibility carried by business

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...

18 november 2019

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...

11 november 2019

Auction held in Antwerp is indicative of revival in diamond market

20 november 2019
AGD DIAMONDS held an auction for the sale of diamonds in Antwerp this Thursday on the electronic sales platform of its trading subsidiary, Grib Diamonds NV. The company notes an increase in demand for diamond goods and a pickup in the diamond market.

                Image credit: AGD DIAMONDS

Total sales at the auction reached over $ 25 million. AGD DIAMONDS said that prices for natural diamonds stopped their decline and there are first signs of market stabilization. The company expects full recovery of demand and rough prices in the second half of 2020.
The innovative and environmentally friendly mining and processing technologies used by AGD DIAMONDS allow it to extract high-quality diamonds undamaged. The company is keen to ensure that customers buying its goods are confident in the true origin of diamonds mined by methods that have minimal impact on the environment.

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