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Diamond Fields Pink Sells for $17K/ct.
A pink diamond from Namibia’s offshore drilling program fetched $17,000 per carat at a tender in Antwerp. The 5.71-carat
News Mar 18, 2019 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds 13.33ct pink diamond
Letšeng Pink Sells for Almost $9M
Gem Diamonds has announced the sale of a 13.33-carat pink diamond, discovered in February at its mine in Lesotho, for
News Mar 14, 2019 Rapaport News
A polished diamond under inspection
Eurostar Diamond Traders Close to Bankruptcy
Eurostar Diamond Traders could be forced to file for bankruptcy soon, after a Belgian court rejected its reorganization
News Mar 12, 2019 Rapaport News
Antwerp credit AWDC
Belgium Trade Slows in January
Belgium’s shipments of rough and polished slid in January amid a slowdown in the global industry. A 10% drop in the
News Feb 18, 2019 Rapaport News
BNP
Antwerp Vault Heist Leaves Clients in the Dark
Thieves have broken into a bank vault near Antwerp’s diamond district, with some clients in the dark
News Feb 06, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Antwerp Diamond Bourse
Record Average Price Supports Belgium Trade
Belgium’s polished exports were flat in 2018 as a higher average price offset a drop in volume, according to data the
News Feb 04, 2019 Rapaport News
Antwerp port
Belgium Prepares for ‘No-Deal’ Brexit
Belgium’s diamond industry has urged companies to prepare for the possibility of the UK leaving the European Union
News Jan 21, 2019 Rapaport News
Lucapa 46ct pink
Lucapa Predicts Premium from Angola Reforms
Angola is set to host its first diamond sale under new rules designed to improve transparency and prices.
News Jan 14, 2019 Joshua Freedman
ICICI HQ
India’s ICICI Bank Exits Antwerp
India’s ICICI Bank will shut its branch in Antwerp on March 29, becoming the latest lender to quit
News Jan 09, 2019 Rapaport News
Eurostar
Eurostar Enters Administration as Debts Mount
Eurostar Diamond Traders has entered restructuring proceedings in Belgium, having amassed substantial debts, according to the company’s
News Dec 25, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Antwerp
Higher Average Price Drives Belgium Exports
Belgium’s polished trade grew strongly in October, according to data from the Antwerp World Diamond Centre. Exports
News Nov 25, 2018 Rapaport News
Brexit
Brexit Could Halt UK Rough Trade
The UK will temporarily be unable to import and export rough diamonds if the nation leaves the European Union
News Oct 21, 2018 Rapaport News
Antwerp
Record Average Price Lifts Belgium Exports
Belgium’s polished-diamond exports increased 5% in the third quarter as the average price hit a record high of $2,542 per
News Oct 11, 2018 Rapaport News
Union Bank Antwerp
India’s Union Bank Leaves Antwerp
Union Bank of India will close its branch in Antwerp, citing the weak performance of its diamond division,
News Sep 06, 2018 Rapaport News
Kimberley
Kimberley Rough Goes on Sale in Antwerp
Production from the Kimberley mining operations in South Africa will come to Antwerp for tender following Petra
News Aug 29, 2018 Rapaport News
Pink Diamond 150
30-Carat Fancy Pink Set for Antwerp Sale
Lesotho-focused miner Namakwa Diamonds will sell a 29.59-carat, fancy-pink rough stone in Antwerp this fall. The company
News Aug 27, 2018 Rapaport News
Cuts
Proprietary Cuts: Their Own Brand of Trouble
Creating and launching a proprietary cut is difficult for almost any diamantaire. The costs can be prohibitively high,
News Aug 22, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Antwerp 150
Belgium Trade Increases in July
Belgium saw a jump in rough and polished shipments in July, reflecting higher average prices, according to data the
News Aug 14, 2018 Rapaport News
Dubai 150
Trans Atlantic Brings In $35M at Dubai Tender
Trans Atlantic Gem Sales (TAGS) garnered $35 million from a tender of rough diamonds in Dubai in June, it said
News Jul 09, 2018 Rapaport News
AWDC 150
Antwerp Unveils Automated Polishing Technology
Researchers in Antwerp have developed fully automated polishing technology that, they claim, will make the production
News Jun 18, 2018 Rapaport News
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