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

TAGS reports 100% sales from April Tender in Dubai

04 may 2021
Trans Atlantic Gem Sales (TAGS) held the April Tender between the 25 and 29 April 2021 in Dubai. Despite the serious COVID situation in India, which resulted in the imposition of severe travel restrictions into the UAE and around the world, virtually all the leading manufacturers decided to relocate their buying teams to Dubai before the lockdown to ensure a supply of rough to the factories.
TAGS received a new supply of Angolan ‘Run of Mine’ rough which included several Exceptional Special stones +10.8 carats. Total carats offered were in the region of 45,000 cts with a value of approx $18m.
While the number of visiting companies was impacted by the travel restrictions, TAGS still welcomed close to 100 companies, from all the leading centres and reported 100% sales.
Most companies will now remain in Dubai to participate in the forthcoming De Beers and ALROSA sales which will be joined by several other small tenders taking place at the DDE Tender facility in the coming few weeks.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough&Polished