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Artisanal Miners Sierra Leone
A Crucial Moment for Artisanal Miners
The question of how to tackle the hardships facing informal diamond miners is as pressing today as it was when it first
Analysis Aug 10, 2020 Avi Krawitz
De Beers Office in Botswana
De Beers Turns to Tech as Layoffs Loom
De Beers is no stranger to changing strategy. Throughout its 130-plus-year history, the company has often adjusted its approach,
Analysis Aug 03, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Alrosa rough
Can the Diamond Industry Deal with Covid-19?
The coronavirus pandemic had a significant impact on the diamond supply chain in the first half of 2020, with
Video Jul 27, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Petra Mines
Petra’s Tough Sales Pitch
The current plight of Petra Diamonds is a frustrating example of the impact Covid-19 has had on the diamond industry,
Analysis Jul 16, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Chow Tai Fook Montage
Chow Tai Fook Expanding China Store Count
Pandemic or not, Chow Tai Fook has no intention of slowing its expansion into China, with plans to open
Video Jun 29, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Lucara Podcast
Eira Thomas Confident Lucara Can Navigate Crisis
The diamond mining sector has been hard hit by the coronavirus crisis. There has been a significant
Analysis Jun 22, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Road to Recovery 150
Where Do We Go from Here?
The coronavirus pandemic has impacted every part of the diamond supply chain. As markets reopen with the
Analysis Jun 21, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Podcast Banner episode 26
Podcast: Time for Subtle, Discreet Brand Marketing
As difficult as the Covid-19 lockdown period has been, Sally Morrison, director of public relations at De Beers’ consumer and
Analysis Jun 01, 2020 Rapaport News
RRR Intro
A Time to Heal
The Covid-19 crisis is presenting an opportunity for the market to restart, refresh, and build on its experience of dealing
Analysis May 27, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Staying Relevant in the Coronavirus Era
Staying Relevant in the Coronavirus Era
During lockdown, there comes a time when one simply doesn’t want to be told anymore that we’re in this
News May 14, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Lightbox Oregon Plant
Lightbox Delays New Production Plant to 2021
Lightbox, De Beers’ lab-grown diamond jewelry brand, has delayed commissioning its new facility in Portland, Oregon, by a few
News May 07, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Rapaport Research Report April Cover
Rough Market Faces Its Toughest Year Yet
As the diamond market considers its options during the industry-wide lockdown, manufacturers in India are planning a freeze
Analysis Apr 28, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Engagement ring proposal
An Opportunity to Strengthen Connections
A rough diamond changes hands at least five times before it reaches the cutting wheel, an industry veteran explained
Analysis Apr 07, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Ernie Blom
WFDB to Fund Get Diamonds Trading Platform
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has adopted Get Diamonds as its official trading platform, the
News Apr 06, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Diamond Grading
Sarine Ushers In Era of In-Factory Grading
Sarine Technologies has launched a new platform enabling manufacturers to tap its automated grading systems and issue
News Mar 12, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Podcast: Big Data is Going Drive Rough Sales
Podcast: How Alrosa Is Using Data to Drive Sales
It may surprise many, but the diamond industry has emerged as quite tech-savvy in the past few years,
News Mar 09, 2020 Rapaport News
Schachter Namdar
André Messika Invests in Namibia Factory
André Messika, a supplier of polished diamonds to the luxury jewelry market, has invested in a factory in Namibia, giving his
News Feb 06, 2020 Avi Krawitz
The Next Diamond Decade
The Next Diamond Decade
It wasn’t that long ago that De Beers declared the 2010s “The Diamond Decade.” Growth in China and
Analysis Dec 25, 2019 Avi Krawitz
ABN Amro
ABN Amro Tightens Diamond Lending Terms
ABN Amro will implement changes to its guidelines for lending to the diamond industry in 2020, reasoning that
News Dec 12, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Bruno Scarselli
Can Nanotechnology Save the Diamond Trade?
It’s not easy for a diamantaire to compete in the emerging diamond-traceability market, admits Bruno Scarselli, a New York-based
Features Dec 09, 2019 Avi Krawitz
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