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

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

ALROSA holds trading session for ALROSA ALLIANCE updated members’ list

31 january 2020

alrosa_logo.jpgALROSA held a special trading session in January for an updated list of ALROSA ALLIANCE participants, the company said.
In January 2020, 15 new participants were included in ALROSA ALLIANCE, as a result their total number increased to 76. New ALROSA ALLIANCE members include 4 jewelry companies and 11 clients specializing in industrial rough diamonds.
The company also said that meeting the requirements of ALROSA ALLIANCE is an essential condition for companies wishing to become ALROSA’s long-term clients.
Yesterday the company reported that international diamond manufacturer Dali Diamond, one of ALROSA’s long-term clients, signed a loan agreement with EXIMBANK OF RUSSIA (part of the Russian Export Center Group) for the financing of rough diamond purchases from ALROSA. The loan was used to fund the purchase of rough during ALROSA's January sales session.
The loan agreement between EXIMBANK OF RUSSIA and Dali Diamond provides for a 24-month revolving credit line in euros.
EXIAR is in charge of risk insurance under the agreement.
EXIMBANK OF RUSSIA is State Specialized Russian Export-Import Bank (JSC), a development institution providing credit and guarantee support to Russian suppliers of domestic goods and services.
EXIAR is Russian Agency for export credits and investments insurance, specialized state institute of export support for insurance instruments of export credits and investments protection.

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