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Forevermark
Forevermark Optimistic About Market Recovery
Sales at Forevermark’s stores in China have recovered strongly since the peak of Covid-19, with customers returning quicker
News May 27, 2020 Rapaport News
Coronavirus
Coronavirus Updates: Impact on the Diamond Trade
The COVID-19 pandemic that has swept the globe has had a notable impact on the diamond industry,
News May 27, 2020 Rapaport News
RJC
RJC Elects New Board Members
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has expanded its board and appointed seven trade members to represent
News May 24, 2020 Rapaport News
Polished diamonds in hand
DPA to Rebrand, Abandon ‘Real Is Rare’
The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) has revealed plans for a radical overhaul that will see it change
News May 19, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Sally Morrison
Sally Morrison Returns to Natural Role at De Beers
De Beers has appointed Sally Morrison director of public relations for natural diamonds. The long-serving branding specialist
News May 18, 2020 Rapaport News
Staying Relevant in the Coronavirus Era
Staying Relevant in the Coronavirus Era
During lockdown, there comes a time when one simply doesn’t want to be told anymore that we’re in this
News May 14, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Podcast: Is the Diamond Trade Prepared for Change?
Is the Diamond Trade Prepared for Change?
As diamond markets start to return, the Rapaport News team discusses prospects for the industry in the latest
News May 14, 2020 Rapaport News
Rough diamond at KGK Diamonds Botswana
De Beers Launches Online Rough-Sales Platform
De Beers has launched an e-commerce site that lets clients buy rough on demand, creating an opportunity for sales
News May 10, 2020 Rapaport News
Mountain Province
Strong US Dollar Pushes Mountain Province to Loss
Mountain Province reported a loss in the first quarter as the stronger US dollar led to an increase in the miner’s debts.The
News May 07, 2020 Rapaport News
Lightbox Oregon Plant
Lightbox Delays New Production Plant to 2021
Lightbox, De Beers’ lab-grown diamond jewelry brand, has delayed commissioning its new facility in Portland, Oregon, by a few
News May 07, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Dominion
Dominion Owes Creditors $820M
Dominion Diamond Mines owes a combined CAD 1.2 billion ($820 million) to banks and other creditors, according
News May 06, 2020 Rapaport News
Namdeb sorter
De Beers Suspends Applications for Sight Contracts
De Beers has paused the application process for its new sightholder contract due to the impact of COVID-19
News May 05, 2020 Rapaport News
Polished Diamonds
Diamond Markets Reflect Uncertain Outlook
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, May 5, 2020, Las Vegas… Diamond trading was restricted in April due to the coronavirus
Press Release May 05, 2020 Rapaport
Bruce Cleaver
Don’t Ban Rough Buying, De Beers Urges
De Beers CEO Bruce Cleaver has called on the trade to allow rough purchases, assuring manufacturers the company
News May 03, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers Donation
De Beers Donates to Women’s Support Groups
De Beers has contributed $200,000 to assist women’s shelters and support organizations in its diamond-producing countries during the
News Apr 30, 2020 Rapaport News
Rough diamond in Kimberlite
De Beers Offers 100% Deferrals at May Sight
De Beers is allowing rough-diamond customers to skip all purchases at next week’s sight, as shutdowns of manufacturing and retail markets
News Apr 30, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Rapaport Research Report April Cover
Rough Market Faces Its Toughest Year Yet
As the diamond market considers its options during the industry-wide lockdown, manufacturers in India are planning a freeze
Analysis Apr 28, 2020 Avi Krawitz
De Beers Podcast
Podcast: How the Pandemic Is Changing De Beers
The diamond industry will need to tweak its messaging to emphasize the values its product and brands
News Apr 27, 2020 Rapaport News
Miners
Heavy Debt Looms over Mining Shutdown
A number of diamond-mining companies that have halted production during the COVID-19 crisis will find it difficult to resume
News Apr 23, 2020 Leah Meirovich
De Beers Production
De Beers Makes Dramatic Cut to Production Plan
De Beers has reduced its full-year production guidance by 7 million carats, putting the miner on course for its
News Apr 23, 2020 Rapaport News
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