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Webinar: Understanding the Impact of COVID-19
The recent declines in diamond trading and pricing follow a rise in supply and a severe drop in demand, Rapaport
Polished Markets Apr 05, 2020 Rapaport News
Rough diamonds
Kimberley Process Plans to Digitize Its Certificates
The Kimberley Process (KP) is trialing the use of digital certificates for rough-diamond shipments, claiming the method
Financial-Legal Apr 05, 2020 Joshua Freedman
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,
Polished Markets Apr 05, 2020 Rapaport News
Alrosa COVID-19 Donation
Alrosa CEO Trades Stock to Aid COVID-19 Relief
Alrosa CEO Sergey Ivanov has sold a portion of his stake in the company to help fight the COVID-19
Mining Apr 05, 2020 Rapaport News
TSL
Hong Kong’s TSL Expects Full-Year Loss
Tse Sui Luen (TSL) has warned it will report a loss for the fiscal year, with sales
Retail Apr 05, 2020 Rapaport News
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Rapaport Weekly Market Comment
Diamond markets under continued pressure and facing severe liquidity crisis as jewelry retail, manufacturing, trading and
Polished Markets Apr 02, 2020 Rapaport News
Martin Rapaport
Webinar: The Rapaport Price List
Martin Rapaport, chairman of the Rapaport Group, explained how the Rapaport Price List works during a webinar
Polished Markets Apr 02, 2020 Rapaport
Nimesh Patel
De Beers CFO to Leave Company
De Beers chief financial officer Nimesh Patel will exit the company on July 26 to become CFO and executive
Mining Apr 02, 2020 Rapaport News
Alrosa rough diamonds
Alrosa Allows Clients to Defer All Purchases
Alrosa is allowing full flexibility at next week’s monthly rough-diamond sale, enabling long-term clients to delay purchases until
Rough Markets Apr 02, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Lucapa
Lucapa Reduces Lulo Operations
Lucapa Diamond Company has whittled down activities at its Lulo mine in Angola to essential operations amid a government
Mining Apr 02, 2020 Rpapapot News
Karowe
Lucara May Struggle to Hold Botswana Sales
The coronavirus outbreak has threatened Lucara Diamond Corp.’s ability to hold tenders in Botswana, and had a heavy
Rough Markets Apr 01, 2020 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds
Gem Diamonds Flexible Tender Fetches $12M
Gem Diamonds garnered $12.1 million from the sale of rough diamonds through its new flexible tender
Mining Apr 01, 2020 Rapaport News
Couture
More Las Vegas Trade Fairs Canceled
Emerald Expositions has canceled its Couture and Antique Jewelry & Watch shows amid restrictions due
Polished Markets Apr 01, 2020 Rapaport News
Signet furloughs
Signet Temporarily Lays Off Workers
Signet Jewelers has furloughed a number of its employees to cut costs and ensure the long-term sustainability of its
Retail Apr 01, 2020 Rapaport News
Gemfields
Gemfields Halts Mining and Sales
Gemfields has closed the majority of its business amid the coronavirus pandemic, and is unsure when it will
Mining Mar 31, 2020 Rapaport News
Diamcor
Diamcor Pauses Operations, Cancels Tenders
Diamcor Mining has shut its South African mine amid the government-imposed 21-day lockdown to stem the
Mining Mar 31, 2020 Rapaport News
Hong Kong retail coronavirus
Hong Kong Retail Sales Plummet 79% in February
Sales of jewelry and other hard-luxury items in Hong Kong slumped to an all-time low in February due to the coronavirus,
Retail Mar 31, 2020 Rapaport News
Signet
Signet Settles Shareholder Suit for $240M
Signet Jewelers has agreed to a $240 million settlement relating to a lawsuit filed by shareholders. The suit claims the
Retail Mar 31, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers Orapa mine
Market Slump Prompts Botswana Downgrade
S&P Global Ratings has lowered Botswana’s credit rating, citing weaker diamond revenues because of the current
Mining Mar 30, 2020 Rapaport News
Sothebys Online
Sotheby’s Online Sale Exceeds Expectations
Sotheby’s garnered $739,375 from its Jewels Online sale, beating its high estimate of $671,600 for the
Polished Markets Mar 30, 2020 Rapaport News
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