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...

25 october 2021

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

ALROSA may study Prilensky Square for diamonds

01 june 2020

alrosa_logo.jpgThe Department for Subsurface Management of Sakha (Yakutia) may conclude a contract with Almazy Anabara, a member of the ALROSA group, to assess the P2 resources at Prilensky Square and to identify the presence of diamondiferous kimberlites in this area. A diamond mining company will also be hired to provide further guidance on the exploration of the site, Interfax reports citing a government procurement website.
According to the report, an agreement to study the site within the Molodno-Olenek interfluve will be signed following an open tender, which was declared invalid because the only application was filed by Almazy Anabara, with which the tender committee decided to conclude a contract.
The contract price is 271.1 million rubles.
Work is scheduled to be completed before the end of November 2022.
«Almazy Anabara» washes diamond placers in the Arctic region at north-west of Republic of Yakutia (Sakha).
Previously it was reported that the company plans to mine about 3.3 million carats of diamonds in the 2020 washing season, which is 27% lower than the initial production plan of 4.5 million carats.

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