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

Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

Huw Daniel is the CEO of Platinum Guild International, overseeing market development activities in China, Japan, India and the USA, on behalf of the platinum producers of South Africa. Before taking up this role in 2015, Huw ran PGI USA for 12 years...

13 september 2021

Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is a leader in Italy in the organisation of trade fairs and one of the main operators in the trade fair and conference sector at European level, with structures in Rimini and Vicenza, as well as further sites in...

06 september 2021

There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

MDPS, the Israeli start-up Fintech company from the Mazalit Group is gearing up to enter the diamond industry soon. Zeev Maimon, the CEO of MDPS is also the Founder / CEO of MAZALIT, a B2B payment platform designed and dedicated to the global diamond...

30 august 2021

The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

Alex Popov, President of the Moscow Diamond Exchange and head of the Âme jewelry brand, which uses lab-grown diamonds to produce jewelry, sat for an interview with Rough&Polished sharing his views on the coexistence of natural and man-made diamonds in...

23 august 2021

ALROSA sold a diamond for $ 1.8 million at Sotheby's

11 december 2014

The diamond was cut by Brillianty ALROSA, the miner’s subsidiary, and received a certificate from GIA saying that the gem weighs 47.48 carats, while its color and clarity are K and VVS1, accordingly.
Its starting price at Sotheby's in New York was $ 900,000, but the diamond was sold for $ 1.8 million.


The polished diamond was manufactured from a rough stone weighing 128.44 carats recovered at the Nyurbinsky Mining Unit of ALROSA. This stone was used to produce 4 polished diamonds – one weighing 47.48 carats, which was sold at Sotheby's, a marquis-cut diamond of 0.59 carats, an oval diamond of 5.02 carats and a pear-shaped diamond of 5.22 carats.
ALROSA started collaboration with Sotheby's and Christie's last year. The sale of diamonds through international auction houses allows ALROSA to promote its own image and the image of Russian diamonds in the international market. During the whole period of such collaboration, ALROSA sold 6 diamonds worth nearly $ 1 million at Sotheby's and one diamond worth $ 850,000 at Christie's.

Theodor Lisovoy, Rough&Polished