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Natural Color Diamond Association Sponsors Seminar with Alrosa at Hong Kong Fair




(PRESS RELEASE) The Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) is hosting a seminar with Alrosa at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, entitled “How the World of Natural Colour Diamonds Continues to Evolve.” The seminar will take place from 2-3:30 pm on September 13 in Meeting Room 201A, at the AsiaWorld-Expo.

Speakers from Alrosa’s polished division will include Pavel Vinikhin, general manager, along with Evgeny Tsybukov, deputy director for sales. Also participating in the seminar is Ren Lu,  PhD., who is a distinguished professor at the Gemmological Institute, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China. Moderator will be Avi Kravitz, senior analyst and news editor at Rapaport Group.

Vinikhin and Tsybukov will begin by presenting basic information about Alrosa itself, along with some figures related to overall rough and polished sales. They will also explain the role of Alrosa’s polished branch and about its strategy of increased focus on natural color diamonds manufacturing. The miner Is holding a natural color diamond auction during the Hong Kong show, where it is presenting 250 polished diamonds of various shapes and colors.

Following the Alrosa presentation, Dr. Lu, who is the leading scientist in China on fancy color diamonds, will present some science, but also elaborate on the tastes of the Chinese market, from his perspective. Dr. Lu is currently focusing on the China gem and jewelry market.


To register for the seminar, attendees can go here. All attendees welcome on the day of the event, as well, on a first come, first served basis.

To learn more about the Natural Color Diamond Association, visit



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