We are the leading polished diamonds manufacturer in Russia and Europe
#1
The main exporter from Russia
3 EX
Specializing in Top Make polished diamonds
75%
Most of the output graded as Triple Excellent by GIA
Global Presence

Extensive retail network

53 points-of-sale in 30 largest cities of Russia.

Production of equipment and rigging for diamond manufacturing industry.

800 thousand carats of processed rough diamonds per year

Maximum processing capacity
20
production sites
58,000 m²
factory area
1818
staff and employess
58%
Main workers
15%
Specialists
21%
Auxiliary workers
6%
Management
Licensed in-home training centre and employee training system

84 million diamonds were cut in 55 years

Our History

Kristall was founded in 1963 in Smolensk, Russia, as the first diamond factory in the country. Over the past 55-plus years, we have grown from a regional manufacturer into a company with the name that people from around the world can trust.

1961
The USSR decides to establish an entire new industry in the country, the diamond industry.
1963
The Smolensk Diamond Factory is founded. Igor Sudovsky becomes head of the factory. Seven more Kristall factories open.
1988
Alexander Shkadov starts running Kristall. Laser technologies and new approaches are developed and introduced.
1992
Kristall begins exporting diamonds with sales offices in Belgium and Hong Kong.
1994
The Russian Diamond Manufacturers Association is established.
1997
The Gemological center opens.
1998
Yuri Rebrik becomes the head of Kristall. The company gets the status of the first Russian Sightholder of De Beers and expands its presence in the international market.
2000
Kristall becomes a long-term partner of ALROSA, extends its network and opens sales offices in New York and Dubai.The jewellery production is launched.
2005
Maxim Shkadov is nominated the new leader of Kristall.
2012
In 2012 and 2014 Maxim Shkadov was twice elected President of the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA).
2017
Fruitful cooperation with ALROSA results in the long-term contract of participation in ALROSA ALLIANCE for 2018-2020
2019
The company functions successfully taking part in numerous exhibitions all over the world. Smolensk Kristall is a symbol of quality widely known in the inner and international markets. It has been awarded by various prizes in Russia and abroad.