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Recently Installed Alrosa President ‘Committed to Continuing Firm’s Strategy’

The new president of diamond miner Alrosa, Sergey Ivanov, said he is committed to the company’s strategy in the first comments made since he assumed the top job in early March.

"I would like to assure you that I am committed to this strategy and intend to make every effort to deliver it," Ivanov told a conference call with analysts to discuss Alrosa's 2016 financial results reported by Reuters.

'Pink Star' to Highlight at Sotheby's Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels Auction

The 'Pink Star', a 59.60-carat diamond which it is estimated will sell for around $60 million, will be the standout item at Sotheby's Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite sale next month.

The diamond will go on display from March 29 to April 3 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The auction will be on April 4.

Jewelry Chain Tiffany & Co Records Sales Decline Overall in 2016, Q4 Sees Rise

Tiffany & Co. reported that worldwide net sales declined 3 percent in the year and rose 1 percent in the fourth quarter in its financial results for the full year and the three months ended January 31, 2017.

The results were in line with its previously issued guidance for the 2016 fiscal year.

 
World Federation of Diamond Bourses continues to support the Diamond Development Initiative
 
The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) has announced a donation from the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) in support artisanal diamond miners and responsible production.
 

GJEPC Preparing For ‘Mines To Market Conference In Mumbai

India's Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), an associate member of the WFDB, will hold its annual ‘Mines to Market' international diamond conference on March 19 and 20 in Mumbai.

The GJEPC said the aim of the conference is to bring together leading miners, diamantaires, retailers, bankers and analysts from across the world. They will be debating a range of issues being faced by the diamond business.

It's Official: Sergey Ivanov is New Alrosa CEO

After two weeks of rumours and speculation, Russia has officially appointed Sergey Ivanov Jr as chief executive officer of diamond mining colossus Alrosa.

Ivanov, aged just 36, will replace Andrey Zharkov who is leaving a year ahead of his due date. Zharkov has reportedly been in dispute with the finance ministry over Alrosa's 2017 budget.

Alrosa CEO Zharkov to be Replaced by Sergey Ivanov

Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev provided confirmation that Sergey Ivanov, currently the Senior Vice President of Sberbank, will replace Alrosa President Andrey Zharkov.

His comments were made to the TASS news agency on the sidelines of the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi.

Marie-Chantal Kaninda is New Executive Director of World Diamond Council

Marie-Chantal Kaninda has been named by the Board of Directors of the World Diamond Council (WDC) as its new Executive Director.

Kaninda replaced Patricia Syvrud, taking over on March 1, 2017.