The Mehta family is pleased to introduce the A-Star Alliance. A-Star Alliance is an alliance between three independent groups of diamond companies owned by members of the Mehta family: Blue Star Diamonds, Arjav Diamonds, Aurostar. The alliance has the goal to optimize the synergies that the three groups share. Individual assets of each group are complemented by strengths of the others. Hence creating a strong alliance well equipped to continue its journey in the diamond industry that started with the foundation of Blue Star Diamonds in 1966.
Blue Star Diamonds
Founded in 1966 by Vasantlal Mehta, the first generation of the Mehta family in the diamond industry, Blue Star Diamonds has grown from a pioneer in manufacturing larger sizes in India to a leading manufacturer and distributor of pointers to 10ct polished goods globally. This was rewarded by an international De Beers Sight in 1994.
Due to its incomparable approach harmonizing client feedback, manufacturing and R&D with marketing and distribution, Blue Star Diamonds is the leading expert manufacturer of proprietary cuts and specific retail program requirements. Known for delivering precision and exclusive products just-in-time and in large quantities if required. Blue Star offers its clients the assurance of responsibly sourced, mined and processed diamonds certified through the CanadaMark and the Forevermark.
The manufacturing is underpinned by strong and consistent rough intake as a De Beers Sightholder, a Dominion Contract holder and client with many junior miners. This means the company can promise a continuous and dependable supply to all customers and their programs.
Arjav Diamonds NV was established in 1981 in Antwerp, Belgium by Ashit Mehta, second generation diamantair of the Mehta family. The Antwerp based company is one of the most important rough diamond distributors in the world and sources rough from a wide variety of direct sources. In addition to contracts with De Beers (both international and in Botswana) and Alrosa, Arjav Diamonds consistently purchases from other large and junior miners. This sourcing strength allows the company to constantly develop its rough expertise in terms of origin, quality standards, assorting and pricing.
Arjav Diamonds' manufacturing is driven by a constant push for innovation. We invest in the latest machinery, R&D and training for our artisans in order to constantly optimise our polished output. In our factories in Surat, India and Gaborone, Botswana the safeguarding the quality and integrity of the product is the deciding factor in all our processes.
The company also has a very market responsive polished distribution business offering a full range of cuts, colours, clarities and sizes. Additionally, it offers a very service based facility to jewellers worldwide and provides both round and fancies at specific parameters.
The Aurostar group is headquartered out of Dubai, with offices in Hong Kong, USA and Australia and a factory in Botswana. Helmed by third generation diamantaires of the Mehta family, the group is focused on global polished sales and manufacturing.
Aurostar's geographical presence makes for a very efficient diamond pipeline. Being located in Botswana with its innovative manufacturing operation allows it to both source and manufacture polished in one of the largest diamond producing countries. This is complemented by its distribution offices located in the most important diamond consumer markets China and USA.
The Australian outfit is an Authorised Argyle Pink trade partner and the distributor of the patented Luminus Diamond brand. Plus Aurostar is an authorised Forevermark manufacturer.
Each of the groups in the A-Star Alliance has its own distinct strengths they bring into the alliance. By the information and intelligence sharing they unlock 250 years of combined diamond industry experience.
The A-Star Alliance sees the diamond industry as a force for good. It believes that all activities need to be ethically, socially and environmentally responsible and in a transparent, ethical diamond pipeline that provides clarity on the responsible sourcing and manufacturing of the diamonds. Therefore, all three groups only engage in activities that meet all the requirements imposed by local and international laws and the relevant assurance programs in the diamond industry. All are fully committed to the ideals, structure and tenets of these programs and have set aside resources and manpower towards their fulfillment.
The A-Star Alliance is active in the communities that they touch with their operations by supporting educational and medical programs. And is especially proud to have established two thriving manufacturing operations in Botswana, a diamond producing country, maximising contribution to its local economy through Beneficiation.