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 will have a major buyer of diamonds in Armenia

13 october 2021
Armenia intends to create a company with joint-stock participation of the country’s government and manufacturing companies, which will act as a major buyer and will be able to purchase large quantities of rough from ALROSA needed by Armenian diamond cutters and jewelers.
This issue was discussed during a working visit to Moscow of Narek Teryan, Armenia’s Deputy Minister of Economy on October 5-6, 2021, who met with Yevgeny Agureyev, Deputy CEO heading ALROSA’s United Selling Organization (USO), and Peter Karakchiev, Head of International Relations of ALROSA, reports. The parties discussed how to increase further cooperation in the field of diamond processing and jewelry business.
Narek Teryan informed about the creation of a state-owned integrated company, Ai-Almast, and the mechanism for the implementation of the planned work. After reviewing the presented mechanism, the Russian partners expressed their readiness to start cooperation. As a result of the meeting, an agreement was reached to draw up a roadmap at the earliest possible date for bilateral actions to give a legal impetus to cooperation.

Vladimir Malakhov, Rough&Polished