Jean-Arthur Régibeau, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Belgium to the Russian Federation, visited the United Sales Organization (USO) ALROSA, and one of Russia’s leading diamond cutting facilities – DIAMONDS ALROSA. He met with the heads of subdivisions and got acquainted with the process flow and work principles.
“It was a familiarization visit. Belgium has been and remains the largest sales outlet for our products, accounting for about a half of ALROSA’s rough diamond sales. Only in the first half of this year, sales to this country by value amounted to almost USD 1.3 billion. We are always ready to demonstrate our technical capabilities, level of expertise and standards of work with diamond products to Belgian partners. We have also shown Mr. Régibeau a collection of unique and personalized stones and a recently mined rare pink diamond weighing 27.85 carats,” Evgeny Agureev, director of the USO ALROSA, said following the visit.
During the visit to DIAMONDS ALROSA, the Ambassador of Belgium was shown the work of cutters, equipment facilities, and, of course, polished diamonds manufactured by Russian craftsmen, including the famous Dynasty collection with the most expensive diamond ever polished in Russia.
“Belgian jewelers and cutters are well-known all over the world. It is a great honor for us to welcome the Ambassador of this country, who turned out to be a great connoisseur of precious stones. So, we spoke the same language,” noted Pavel Vinikhin, Director of Diamonds ALROSA.