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Igor Kulichik: The diamond market is now in the initial phase of turbulence

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There is a classic phrase: “Art is an Ambassador of Peace.” And this is true

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DiaMondaine Diamond Club: Fostering cross-industry networking, ethical sourcing and transparency

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Yakutia produced 10.8% more diamonds in H1

10 july 2015
(gold.1prime.ru) – Diamond mining in Yakutia (almost the entire production of ALROSA) in the first half of 2015 increased by 10.8%, said the president of the republic Egor Borisov at a meeting on the preliminary results of socio-economic development.
It was reported earlier that in the first half of 2014 ALROSA produced 15.9 million carats of diamonds, over 98% of which were Yakutian assets of the company.
According to the socio-economic development data of Yakutia in 2015-2019, the republic plans to produce $4.2 billion worth of diamonds in 2019.
In 2014, the ALROSA Group produced 36.2 million carats of diamonds (1.64 million of which come from the Arkhangelsk region). ALROSA's operations are in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and the Arkhangelsk region (JSC Severalmaz), the company develops 11 kimberlite pipes and 16 alluvial deposits.