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Mountain Province 200
Higher Grades Boost Mountain Province
Production at the Gahcho Kué mine increased 20% year on year to 1.9 million carats in the second quarter,
News Jul 22, 2018 Rapaport News
AIGS 200
AIGS Warns About Fake Gem Reports
The Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS) has issued a warning to the international diamond industry over fake
News Jul 22, 2018 Rapaport News
Marange
Zimbabwe Production Soars in First Half
Zimbabwe’s state diamond producer recorded a 44% increase in output in the first half of 2018 following investments in mining
News Jul 22, 2018 Rapaport News
Luk Fook 200
Hong Kong Sales Drive Luk Fook Growth
Luk Fook’s same-store sales increased 22% year on year in the first fiscal quarter, driven by a 26% rise
News Jul 22, 2018 Rapaport News
Alrosa Komsomolsky 200
Alrosa to Begin Production on New $1B Asset
Alrosa will begin production next year on its new Zarya deposit, estimated to contain over $1 billion in diamond
News Jul 22, 2018 Rapaport News
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Rapaport Weekly Market Comment
Slow trading, with dealers in summer vacation mode. Bargain-hunters asking for higher discounts during quiet period,
News Jul 19, 2018 Rapaport News
Bharat Diamond Bourse
India: Few Overseas Buyers in Market
Sentiment down due to sluggish summer demand, depreciating rupee and rumors of further bankruptcies. Dealers also frustrated
Statistics Jul 19, 2018 Rapaport News
De Beers 600
De Beers Buys Peregrine Diamonds for $81M
De Beers’ Canada business has agreed to acquire exploration company Peregrine Diamonds, which owns the promising Chidliak
News Jul 19, 2018 Rapaport News
Chow Tai Fook 600
Hong Kong Growth Boosts Chow Tai Fook
Chow Tai Fook’s sales grew strongly in the first fiscal quarter due to stronger consumer sentiment in Hong
News Jul 19, 2018 Rapaport News
De Beers 150
De Beers Sales Volume Rises in Positive Market
De Beers’ sales volume and production grew sharply in the second quarter amid strong trading conditions, the
News Jul 19, 2018 Rapaport News
Jewelry 150
133 Jewelers Join Sector in First Half
The number of new jewelry businesses in the US jumped 87% in the first half of the year, even as the
News Jul 19, 2018 Rapaport News
Belgium 150
Belgium’s Polished Trade Grows in June
Belgium saw an increase in polished imports and exports in June, continuing a modest upward trend for the sector
News Jul 18, 2018 Rapaport News
India 150
India Sees Further Rise in Diamond Exports
A higher average price resulted in an increase in India’s polished-diamond exports in June. Outbound polished shipments have grown this
News Jul 18, 2018 Rapaport News
DEF 150
DEF to Gift $500K to Students, Entrepreneurs
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has approved up to $500,000 in grants to help students and young entrepreneurs in countries
News Jul 18, 2018 Rapaport News
Plump Club
Plumb Club Names New President
The Plumb Club, an alliance of suppliers to the jewelry, diamond and watch industries, has elected Michael Lerche
News Jul 18, 2018 Rapaport News
JA New York
New York Fairs Unite in One Location
The JA New York Show will partner with the NY NOW home-and-lifestyle exhibition next year for an extended
News Jul 17, 2018 Rapaport News
Rio Tinto 150
Rio Tinto Production Grows
Diamond production at Rio Tinto rose 7% year on year in the second quarter of 2018, driven by an increase in output from
News Jul 17, 2018 Rapaport News
A Jaffe 150
Paramount Acquires A. Jaffe for $5M
Paramount Jewels has bought New York-based jewelry supplier A. Jaffe for $5.2 million, according to court documents.
News Jul 17, 2018 Rapaport News
India cutting factory
Surat Must Pivot to Marketing, Says Rapaport
Martin Rapaport has called on manufacturers in Surat to develop relationships with small US jewelers in an attempt to expand their sales
News Jul 17, 2018 Rapaport News
Jean Z. Poe 150
Why You Should Discount Discounting
It used to be that price was determined by supply and demand. That’s no longer the case; price is now used
News Jul 16, 2018 Jean Z. Poh
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