We are the leading polished diamonds manufacturer in Russia and Europe
The main exporter from Russia
Specializing in Top Make polished diamonds
Most of the output graded as Triple Excellent by GIA
800 thousand carats of processed rough diamonds per year
Maximum processing capacity
staff and employess
Licensed in-home training centre and employee training system
84 million diamonds were cut in 55 years
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.
The USSR decides to establish an entire new industry in the country, the diamond industry.
The Smolensk Diamond Factory is founded. Igor Sudovsky becomes head of the factory. Seven more Kristall factories open.
Alexander Shkadov starts running Kristall. Laser technologies and new approaches are developed and introduced.
Kristall begins exporting diamonds with sales offices in Belgium and Hong Kong.
The Russian Diamond Manufacturers Association is established.
The Gemological center opens.
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.
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.
Maxim Shkadov is nominated the new leader of Kristall.
In 2012 and 2014 Maxim Shkadov was twice elected President of the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA).
Fruitful cooperation with ALROSA results in the long-term contract of participation in ALROSA ALLIANCE for 2018-2020
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.