Part 2: KPCSC wants Russia to help end impasse on new definition of conflict diamonds

In the first installment of this two-part exclusive interview with Shamiso Mtisi, the coordinator of the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC), we focused on illegal diamond mining in the continent and where the contraband ends up...

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Part 1: KPCSC gives insight into illegal diamond mining, trading in Africa

Although the diamond watchdog Kimberley Process (KP) prides itself for significantly reducing the flow of conflict goods since its establishment in 2003, the Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC) alleged that illegal diamond...

18 october 2021

The jewelry industry in Russia needs to be upgraded in a serious way

Dina Nasyrova is a vice-president of the International Jewelry Exhibition-Congress J-1 recently hosted by the Atrium of Gostiny Dvor in Moscow. As a partner and the Muse of the famous jeweler Ilgiz Fazulzyanov, she actively participated in the preparation...

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Smiling Rocks, a philanthropic business model, inspires companies to work for betterment of the world

Zulu Ghevriya, the CEO and Co-Founder of Smiling Rocks, Founder of Vedantti Jewellery and Managing Director of Prism Group has been in the diamond and jewellery industry for over 20 years. Zulu started his business, Prism Group, as a natural diamond...

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Work hard and you will find success

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Synthetic diamonds to be produced in the Moglino SEZ, Russia

30 december 2019

«Synthesis Technology» intends to develop production of synthetic diamonds and monocrystal plates in the Moglino special economic zone in 2020. The general director of the company, Yekaterina Nagovitsyna, presented a production development plan during a meeting of the expert council of the Moglino SEZ, as per a report by PLN.
According to the agency, the plan to increase the production will comprise the introduction of 10 more presses in addition to one unit that is currently operating at the factory.
It is expected that investments will amount to 607 million rubles.
According to Ekaterina Nagovitsyna, the beginning of the production is scheduled for the third quarter of 2020.
Thanks to the increase in production, the company will create 28 more jobs.
The report also says that about 80% of the products will be exported, and the rest of the goods will go to the domestic market.
The Moglino SEZ is located in the Pskov Region, Russia, and is a complete site for production.

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