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GIA to Roll Out Gem Guide Across Africa
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has committed $1.3 million to deploying its free gemology guide for
News Oct 22, 2019 Rapaport News
DEF
DEF Invests in Education on Three Continents
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has granted its largest-ever award, to be shared among nine beneficiaries across
News Oct 15, 2019 Rapaport News
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WDC Exec Ranked Among Africa’s Most Influential
Marie-Chantal Kaninda, executive director of the World Diamond Council (WDC), was named as one of the 100 most
News Jul 11, 2019 Rapaport News
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De Beers Reduces Sightholder Supply
De Beers sightholders are bracing for lower rough supply for the rest of 2019 as the miner reduces
News Apr 08, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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News Dec 20, 2018 Martin Rapaport
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Namibia Predicts Diamond-Sector Slowdown
Economic growth from Namibia’s diamond-mining sector will slow this year due to depletion of resources from inland
News Jul 09, 2018 Rapaport News
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De Beers, Botswana Prep for New Sales Deal
Botswana once again finds itself at a crossroads. The sparsely populated, landlocked country is in a constant battle to ensure the
News Jul 09, 2018 Avi Krawitz
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GJEPC Predicts Strong Year for Jewelry
India’s gem and jewelry exports will grow by a double-digit percentage this year, Pramod Agrawal, the newly
News Feb 13, 2018 David Brough
Vladimir Marchenko Alrosa
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
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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
namibia
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
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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