Young Diamantaires: We create initiatives for the benefit of diamond communities worldwide

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses recently launched its Young Diamantaires website. The organization has worked for the past four years with young members of the diamond community all over the world to create a platform through which they can express...

29 june 2020

Those who implement the right anti-crisis strategies have more chances

It is not surprising that because of the pandemic and the crisis, the most heated debate in the jewellery industry is about what is happening and the possible ways of survival. Irina Slesareva, an expert, art director of the Russian Diamond Line contest...

22 june 2020

The secondary diamond market in Russia is not mature although its prospects are huge

Pavel Barannik, the founder and head of the Moscow Gemological Laboratory, the founder of the Gemological Institute and President of the Moscow Diamond Club, graduated from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). He is an expert and consultant...

15 june 2020

Johan Erikson: The industry needs to spend more on advertising and marketing

First Element is a fully independent Diamond Services Company registered in Belgium, Botswana, South Africa and Dubai. First Element is committed to providing a world class diamond service aimed at adding value to the entire supply chain, from the daily...

08 june 2020

African diamond firms on COVID-19 response, recent developments

Rough & Polished recently contacted several diamond producers and exploration companies with operations in Africa to establish how their operations were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and what they are doing to alleviate the impact. We also sought...

01 june 2020

The diamond mining sector added about 2 billion rubles to the Arkhangelsk Province’s budget

03 december 2019

AGD DIAMONDS and Severalmaz, which mine diamonds in the Mezensky and Primorsky districts of the Arkhangelsk Province, contributed 2,366,553 thousand rubles to the regional budget in the form of a mining tax, as per a report in ARCTICINFO.
This shows an increase of 16.24% compared to last year.
According to the report, during the nine months of 2019, both companies extracted a total of 5 million tons of ore of which 6.77 million carats of diamonds were produced.
Despite a decrease in ore production this year, diamond recovery showed growth due to the beginning of mining ore with high grade.
Thus, AGD DIAMONDS, which is developing the Grib diamond deposit has produced a number of specials this year, four of which exceed 100 carats. In particular, unique diamonds weighing 222.09 and 127.34 carats were mined in May, and in July a crystal weighing 212.53 carats was unearthed. In October, the company mined an exclusive gem-quality diamond weighing 104.12 carats.

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