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...


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...

11 october 2021

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...

04 october 2021

Work hard and you will find success

Eduard Utkin, Director General of the “Jewellers’ Guild of Russia” Association, expert of the RF Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Committee on Precious Metals and Precious Stones, told R&P about implementing the SIIS PMPS (State Integrated Information...

27 september 2021

AGD DIAMONDS unearthes unique 50.36ct stone

17 april 2020

AGD DIAMONDS retrieved a unique gem-quality diamond weighing 50.36 carats at its Grib Mining and Processing Division on April 13, 2020.

Image credit: AGD DIAMONDS
AGD DIAMONDS is using innovative and highly environmentally friendly technologies to dress kimberlite ore, which permits to produce large high-quality diamonds with a certain regularity.
Thus, its Grib Mining and Processing Division produced a unique diamond weighing 86.46 carats in January 2020. Last year, the company recovered 11 exclusive diamonds, each of them exceeding 50 carats in size.
The Grib Diamond Field is one of the world’s largest, ranking fourth in reserves in Russia and seventh in the world.

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