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...


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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

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

GOLDNET.MARKET - “We want and are working to provide business with the opportunity to develop a lot of activity areas”

Today, almost all jewellery companies have their own wholesale websites, online stores, and social media pages. But a year ago, GOLDNET.MARKET, the first jewellery wholesale marketplace appeared in Russia, a new effective tool for the jewellery market...

20 september 2021

ALROSA sums up results of diamond sales in Belgium, Israel and Dubai

20 november 2020
alrosa_logo.jpgALROSA in November successfully held competitive rough diamond sales in its foreign offices. Apart from two special size (over 10.8 carats) rough diamond auctions, the company held the international road show and competitive sales of fancy colored rough, said the diamond miner's press release distributed on Thursday.
ALROSA sells large and fancy colored diamonds using competitive sales methods, such as auctions and collection of competitive bids. In November 2020 the company held auctions for diamonds larger than 10.8 carats at its offices in Israel and Dubai. Apart from these, in Israel and Belgium the company collected competitive bids for fancy colored rough. 64 percent of 130 lots weighting 8,200 carats were successfully sold.
At the special size diamond auction in Israel ALROSA sold 112 lots weighing 1,850 carats for a total of $9.8 million. At the auction in Dubai, 135 lots weighing 2,088 carats were realized for $14.5 million.
‘Our competitive sales results in November indicate the continuing demand for high quality goods, which started rebounding in summer and lasted through first Autumn months. Additionally, we put on tender a large assembly of fancy colored rough and showed it at two countries. Customers showed strong interest in colored as well as special size diamonds. We have signed more than 90 contracts with buyers from Belgium, Israel, India, UAE and Russia. We are glad to see the rebound of the trading activity in Dubai, where the auctions were resumed very recently after the break that lasted for many months,’ commented Evgeny Agureev, Deputy CEO of ALROSA.