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...


Ali Pastorini: Challenges make us think out of the box and be closer to customers

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together more than 1,000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

20 january 2020

Today’s customer needs an offer of something unique that others do not have

Oksana Senatorova is the publisher of the Jewelry Trade Navigator magazine and the founder of the Jewellery Business Academy.
She graduated from I. M. Sechenov Medical Academy and the Faculty of Psychology of Lomonosov Moscow State University...

09 january 2020

Inventories accumulated by De Beers, ALROSA to put ceiling on prices near-term even if demand substantially picks up – Zimnisky

As we are in the last month of 2019, it is prudent to examine what the diamond industry went through and the possible trajectory in the upcoming year. Industry expert, Paul Zimnisky spoke with Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa to discuss this and other...

30 december 2019

Empowering customers and engaging more with our stakeholders is the new Mission

The unassuming Govindbhai Laljibhai Dholakia, Chairman, Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt Ltd (SRK) is not just an ace businessman but a noted philanthropist. He has contributed immensely to social welfare with special focus on education … a noteworthy...

23 december 2019

ALROSA unearthed a 191 ct diamond

27 december 2019

ALROSA recovered a 190.77 carat diamond at its Botuobinskaya kimberlite pipe in Yakutia. The diamond has high quality characteristics, according to the company. 

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“The discovery of a large and high-quality diamond in terms of its primary characteristics on the eve of the New Year holidays is a real gift. In 2019, nature has already made similar surprises. On the eve of St. Valentine’s Day, a heart-shaped diamond was discovered at the Udachnaya ALROSA pipe. Such findings are always noteworthy,” said Evgeny Agureev, ALROSA Deputy CEO.
Recently it was reported that ALROSA sold its unique yellow Firebird diamond weighing 20.69 carats to Graff Diamonds. 
The stone was produced by the ALROSA cutting and polishing division, the company said. 
The final cost per carat has become one of the highest for such diamonds in recent years.

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