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De Beers Unveils Blockchain Plans
De Beers Takes Further Blockchain Step
De Beers is piloting blockchain technology for the diamond industry, working with a small number of participants to test how
News Jan 16, 2018 Rapaport News
Okavango
Okavango Rough Sales Increase in 2017
Botswana’s Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) reported that rough sales rose 4% in 2017, boosted by higher prices achieved
News Jan 15, 2018 Rapaport News
Gahcho Kue
Mountain Province Sees Average Price Decline
The average price of rough diamonds sold by Mountain Province fell in December as a large proportion of the goods on offer
News Jan 04, 2018 Rapaport News
Bull bear stocks
Five Takeaways from the Stock Market in 2017
In a year of soaring stock prices, US retail shares largely underperformed in 2017 as consumers (and investors) abandoned traditional shopping
News Jan 01, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Polished Diamonds
Court Dismisses Exelco’s Chapter 11 Case
A federal judge dismissed Exelco’s Chapter 11 filing in Delaware Bankruptcy Court, documents showed. Exelco, an Antwerp-based diamond manufacturer
News Dec 25, 2017 Rapaport News
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Alrosa Is Latest to Consider Blockchain
Alrosa is considering implementing blockchain or other technology ideas for its rough and polished stones to address challenges
News Dec 25, 2017 Leah Meirovich
Blockchain
AWDC, De Beers Mull Blockchain Partnership
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) is in discussions with De Beers about a potential blockchain venture, the Belgian
News Dec 18, 2017 Rapaport News
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Rough Demand Stable at $450M De Beers Sight
De Beers reported steady demand for rough diamonds at its December sight as sales showed an increase over the
News Dec 12, 2017 Rapaport News
Female Miner
Diamonds Do Good: Sharing the Wealth
Standing in the entrance to Kiran Hospital in Surat, India, Govindbhai Dholokia beams with pride as he gestures toward the
Features Dec 11, 2017 Avi Krawitz
Bonhams yellow diamonds Dec 2017
Legendary Yellow Diamonds Dazzle at Bonhams
A collection of fancy vivid yellow diamonds once owned by South Africa’s mining elite sold last week at a Bonhams
News Dec 10, 2017 Rapaport News
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De Beers Names New Strategy Chief
De Beers has appointed Neil Ventura as vice president of strategy and innovation, following the departure of Gareth Mostyn
News Dec 07, 2017 Rapaport News
Polished Diamonds
Optimism Rises as Holiday Season Begins
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, December 5, 2017, New York… Sentiment improved in the diamond trade as expectations rose for
Press Release Dec 05, 2017 Rapaport
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De Beers Taps Blockchain for Diamond Tracking
De Beers is investing in blockchain technology that will enable the industry to trace a diamond’s entire transaction history. In a blockchain,
News Dec 04, 2017 Rapaport News
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De Beers Plans to Sell South Africa Mine
De Beers is looking for offers for its Voorspoed diamond mine in South Africa, saying a lower-cost operator would
News Nov 29, 2017 Rapaport News
India gemologist inspecting gemstone
India’s Diamond Trade Slows in October
India’s diamond trade showed a significant slowdown in October as dealers and manufacturers took vacation for the Diwali
News Nov 23, 2017 Rapaport News
De Beers Namibia vessel ship workers
Debmarine Splashes $142M on Diamond Ship
De Beers is planning to add the world’s largest custom-built diamond-mining vessel to its fleet at a cost of $142 million. The
News Nov 22, 2017 Rapaport News
Yellow diamonds Bonhams Nov 2017
Historic Yellow Diamonds Up for Auction
Five storied fancy vivid yellow diamonds with a historical connection to the Cullinan family will go under the
News Nov 20, 2017 Rapaport News
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De Beers, Alrosa Announce 2018 Sale Schedules
De Beers and Alrosa have released dates of their rough-diamond sales for 2018, with both miners maintaining
News Nov 19, 2017 Rapaport News
Mark Boston
Industry Mourns Diamond Broker Mark Boston
Mark Boston, a much-loved rough-diamond broker credited with driving forward India’s cutting industry, died last Monday
News Nov 19, 2017 Rapaport News
De Beers Victor Mine
Rough Trade Cautious at $455M De Beers Sale
Dealers reported a difficult but stable rough market as De Beers’ November sight closed with a value of $455 million
News Nov 14, 2017 Joshua Freedman
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