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De Beers Reduces Prices of Smaller Rough
De Beers lowered prices of rough diamonds below 1 carat as the positive sales momentum that began last month
News Sep 23, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Oded Mansori
HB Antwerp Aims to Shake Up Large-Stone Market
It’s not often a newcomer sweeps in to buy the largest diamond available on the market. Such deals are
News Sep 17, 2020 Joshua Freedman
GIA podcast Aug 2020
GIA on Covid-19, Automation and Synthetics
The Gemological Institute of America is pressing ahead with projects that may transform diamond grading, CEO Susan
News Sep 10, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Antwerp
Belgium Exports Rise as Demand Returns
Belgium’s polished-diamond exports grew for the first time in 16 months in August, as demand rose after a long period
News Sep 09, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Alrosa rough
Alrosa Aiming to Extract Higher-Value Rough
Alrosa is expanding its use of X-ray technology in an effort to recover rarer and larger rough diamonds before the
News Sep 07, 2020 Joshua Freedman
De Beers rough and polished
Rough-Market Momentum Set to Continue
The resurgence in rough-diamond trading will persist for another two months as manufacturers fill supply shortages and
News Sep 03, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Petra Diamonds Petra 424.89 carat and 209 carat
Petra Diamonds Adds 2% Levy for Indian Clients
Petra Diamonds will charge Indian customers an additional 2% to cover a new e-commerce tax that might apply to the
News Aug 26, 2020 Joshua Freedman
JCK Las Vegas 2019
How JCK Virtual Compared with the Real Deal
The first JCK Virtual show, which ran from August 11 to 14, was a chance to test a new exhibition
News Aug 24, 2020 Joshua Freedman
De Beers rough
De Beers Cuts Prices at August Sight
De Beers has reduced prices of rough larger than 1 carat ahead of next week’s sight amid a gradual improvement
News Aug 20, 2020 Joshua Freedman
ABN Amro branch in Terneuzen, The Netherlands
ABN Amro to Cease Hong Kong Diamond Lending
Dutch bank ABN Amro will close its Hong Kong diamond business in a major trimming of its global
News Aug 13, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Rough
What De Beers and Alrosa Clients Really Want
Ask a De Beers or Alrosa contract client about the biggest problems with the miners’ age-old systems for
News Aug 13, 2020 Joshua Freedman
News analysis Aug 2020
To Speak Out, or Not to Speak Out?
The killing of George Floyd at the hands of police in May and the subsequent protests split US society in a way
News Aug 11, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Alrosa rough sorting at Mirny.
Alrosa Nearing Inventory Deal with Govt.
Alrosa expects to finalize a sale of rough to Gokhran in the next two months, aiming to reduce its stockpiles while
News Aug 06, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Antwerp Diamond Bourse trading floor.
Antwerp Trading Halls Shut for Second Time
The Federation of Belgian Diamond Bourses has closed all four of Antwerp’s trading floors following a spike in coronavirus
News Jul 28, 2020 Joshua Freedman
De Beers rough and polished diamonds.
De Beers to Hold Viewings in Antwerp and Dubai
De Beers will allow clients to view goods in Antwerp and Dubai at next week’s sight, with both the
News Jul 23, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Jewelry store display
Mom-and-Pop Stores Doing OK – for Now
Independent US jewelers have weathered the Covid-19 crisis well, but face a serious challenge if the pandemic persists,
News Jul 22, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Jewelry in box
Jewelers See Worst Quarter for Credit Downgrades
The Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT) reduced companies’ credit scores at an “unprecedented” rate in the second quarter as businesses
News Jul 22, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Melee polished diamonds being graded and organised
India Extends Import Curbs as Surat Shuts Again
Indian trade bodies have recommended continued limits on rough-diamond imports in July, with a fresh weeklong shutdown of the
News Jul 01, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Alrosa rough diamonds
Buyers Snub De Beers and Alrosa over High Prices
De Beers and Alrosa continued to see rock-bottom sales in June as buyers rejected the miners’ high rough prices
News Jun 29, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Atzmon Breitbart
How One Diamantaire Is Picking Up the Pieces
An Israeli diamond cutter with 45 years of experience in the trade turned to a surprising source of income when his business
News Jun 24, 2020 Joshua Freedman
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