ALMAR is a case in point that will serve to develop the process of funding junior companies and geological exploration in general

Arkticheskaya Gornaya Kompaniya (AGK, Arctic Mining Company) develops the diamond deposits in the Lena-Anabar diamondiferous sub-province of Yakutia under the ALMAR (Diamonds of the Arctic) brand. This company attracts investments for...

10 may 2021

Stephan Wolzok: When we’re all able to go back to our “normal” lives, then the market will do the same

Rubel & Ménasché, the well-known Paris-based diamond company, has been supplying the jewelry houses of Place Vendôme with high-end small goods for over 50 years. The company has been granted European Commission “Authorized Economic Operator” (AEO)...

03 may 2021

Advanced Diamond Online Academy - how Branko Deljanin raises awareness among industry professionals

The intercontinental diamond educational web series, launched by BrankoGems Advanced Diamond Online Academy, premiered on April 9, 2021. A special course, created for diamond professionals, aims to raise awareness among industry players on diamonds...

26 april 2021

Igor Kevchenkov - “The things that will survive us”

Igor Kevchenkov, Director General of ‘Russkaya Yuvelirnaya Kompaniya (Russian Jewellery Company) No. 1’, one of the seasoned professionals in the jewellery industry due to many years of experience, answered the questions about the state of the...

19 april 2021

Gold brings stability, acts as insurance, and generates higher risk-adjusted returns especially in times of heightened uncertainty

Somasundaram PR (Som) joined the World Gold Council in January 2013, as Managing Director, India. Based in Mumbai, Som is responsible for leading the World Gold Council's activities across the Indian gold market. Som has over 27 years of...

12 april 2021

Imperial jewels at Christie's Geneva auction

04 may 2021
Image credit: Christie's

May 2021 marks the 200th anniversary of the death of Emperor Napoleon I (1769-1821). By an incredible coincidence, the parure of the Grand Duchess of Baden and Napoleon's adopted daughter Stephanie de Beauharnais (1789-1860), decorated with diamonds and sapphires, will be displayed at the Christie's "Magnificent Jewels" auction in Geneva on 12 May. The spectacular parure - a set of jewels designed to be worn together - consists of a necklace, a ring, a bracelet, a pair of earrings, two brooches, two pendants, and a tiara. The parure was inlaid with 38 Ceylon sapphires in the early 1800s. The crown of Queen Maria II of Portugal, decorated in the center with an outstanding Burmese sapphire, will also be put up for auction. 

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