Lucapa boosts Angola kimberlite exploration with establishment of standalone bulk kimberlite sampling plant

Lucapa Diamond and its Angolan partners are making great strides to improve the Lulo kimberlite exploration programme. Company chief executive and managing director Stephen Wetherall told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa on the sidelines of the Mining...


“In the jewellery art, we express our feelings, emotions and share them with others”

Over 30 years, the MOISEIKIN company based in the Ural area has become a famous jewellery brand. The jewellery and souvenirs of this jewellery house made of precious and semi- precious stones and metals are displayed at museums and in private collections...

20 march 2023

Automatic double upgrade of diamonds is not only a questionable practice but could be systemic fraud – Meeus

HRD Antwerp is under investigation by Belgian authorities following allegations that for every Gemological Institute of America (GIA) stone, which entered their lab for certification an automatic upgrade would be given two colours up and one...

13 march 2023

"At House of Ashish Vijay, diamonds and coloured gemstones will only ever mean stones that carry a storied legacy"

Ashish Vijay, a Dubai-based investor, philanthropist, entrepreneur and businessman with decades of experience in the precious gemstone and luxury jewellery industry, finance and investments sectors, set up his business in Dubai in the year 2013. As the...

06 march 2023

KP should remodel its enforcement, accountability mechanisms if it wants to remain relevant - Fula-Ngenge

The African Diamond Council (ADC) is calling on the Kimberley Process (KP) to remodel its enforcement and accountability mechanisms if it wants to remain relevant and effective. ADC chairperson M’zée Fula-Ngenge told Rough&Polished’s...

27 february 2023

Sergey Ivanov meets with Aisen Nikolaev, Head of Yakutia

13 october 2022
The Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Aisen Nikolaev and ALROSA CEO Sergey Ivanov held a working meeting. During the meeting announced in a report posted on the website of the diamond mining company Sergey Ivanov informed the Head of the Republic that the company is operating normally and does not plan to reduce production plans and social obligations.
“The company does not reduce its operating plans, we recently reviewed the consolidated results for nine months of this year, we are strictly following the production targets approved at the end of last year by the company’s Supervisory Board, and by the end of the year we will probably exceed them a little,” said Sergey Ivanov.
Aisen Nikolaev noted that the company is taking all necessary measures to ensure the stability of production activities in the current conditions. Work continues on important strategic projects, including preparations for the start of construction of the Mir-Gluboky mine, transformation of the production unit, and digitalization.
“We see that ALROSA is strictly fulfilling all its budgetary and social obligations, and the work on the construction of new facilities does not stop. In general, we see that the activities of ALROSA will continue to be aimed at maintaining the status of the world's largest diamond mining company,” the Head of Yakutia summed up after the meeting.

Vladimir Malakhov, Rough&Polished