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Alrosa Names Head of Africa Projects
Alrosa has appointed Vladimir Marchenko (pictured) as vice president responsible for the Russian miner’s operations in Africa....
News Sep 26, 2017 Rapaport News
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‘Crown of Light’ Brand Hits $100M Milestone
Sales of “Crown of Light” diamonds exceeded $100 million in 2016, hitting the milestone 10 years after brand owner...
News Jun 20, 2017 Rapaport News
Fabergé Shows ‘Encouraging’ Growth
Fabergé, the famed jewelry brand owned by Gemfields, recorded a 63% jump in unit sales during the third...
News May 16, 2017 Rapaport News
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Lucapa Weighs Floating on London’s AIM
Lucapa Diamond Company, which this year discovered Angola's largest diamond, is considering a listing on London's Alternative Investment...
News Jul 04, 2016 Rapaport News
Pope Francis
Pope Warns Africa’s Illegal Diamond Trade Abets Crime, Terrorism
Pope Francis has warned Africa’s illegal trade in diamonds and other precious resources abets criminal activities...
News Nov 30, 2015 Rapaport News
Namibian Diamond Factories Decimated in Downturn, Mining Minister Says
Nine Namibian diamond-cutting and polishing factories out of 13 have shut down over the last few years...
News Nov 25, 2015 Rapaport News
Murowa Mine
Murowa Mine Working to Boost Production After Rio Tinto Exit
Zimbabwe’s Murowa mine, formerly controlled by Rio Tinto, is set for a return to diamond production, after earlier fears...
News Nov 11, 2015 Rapaport News
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Diamond Empowerment Fund Awards Higher-Education Grants
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) donated $122,500 to the African Leadership Academy (ALA) to help “outstanding” young...
News Oct 05, 2015 Rapaport News
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De Beers Names Shining Light Award Winners
De Beers announced the winners of the 18th annual Shining Light Awards, selecting Lilja Pesanka Hastie, from...
News Jul 10, 2015 Jeff Miller
WDC Offers Support to ADPA in Dealing With Ebola
Press Release: The World Diamond Council (WDC) has made contact with the African Diamond Producers...
Press Release Nov 06, 2014 WDC
RDR Gold Rush
JA, NRF Host Responsible Gold Sourcing Discussion on July 27
Jewelers of America (JA) and the National Retail Federation (NRF) will cohost a discussion on the values associated...
News Jul 16, 2014 Jeff Miller
Fair Trade Conference Panelists
Guiding Principles
The annual Rapaport Fair Trade Conference that took place in Las Vegas in June sought to develop a broad...
Video Jun 27, 2014 Rapaport News
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De Beers Sponsors Africa Youth Games
Press Release: The De Beers Group of Companies, including Debswana and DTC Botswana, signed a $290,000 (BWP 2.5...
Press Release May 16, 2014 De Beers
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Botswana, Namibia Lead Africa in Mining Attractiveness Survey
The most attractive jurisdictions for mining and exploration investment include one diamond-producing region, but several...
News Mar 07, 2014 Jeff Miller
GIA Exhibits at Jewellex Africa 2013
Press Release: The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) continued its outreach to the South African gem and...
Press Release Sep 09, 2013 GIA
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DEF Names Good Awards Honorees
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) unveiled the winners of the third annual Good Awards this past...
News Jul 29, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
UN Peace Keepers in Cote d'Ivoire
UN Envoy Proposes Principles to Guide Peace in DRC
The United Nations envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes Region proposed a set of principles to guide immediate peace...
News May 21, 2013 Jeff Miller
Chinese Consumer
Asia-Pacific Consolidates Position as Largest Luxury Goods Market
Asia-Pacific’s share of the global luxury consumer market grew for the second consecutive year in 2011, overshadowing...
News Oct 04, 2012 Dilipp S Nag
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Three Diamond-Producing Nations Make Most Failed Country List
Foreign Policy magazine listed three diamond-producing countries in its top 10 most failed states index for 2012....
News Jun 19, 2012 Jeff Miller
Trans Hex Operation
Trans Hex's FY Revenue +15%, Profit Jumps to $25M
Trans Hex reported a 15 percent year on year increase in revenue to $89 million (ZAR 754.5 million) for the...
News Jun 11, 2012 Jeff Miller
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