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De Beers Green-Lights Disclosure-Rule Changes
De Beers has approved plans to allow sightholders to refer to its goods as “DTC diamonds,” a company spokesperson confirmed with
News Jan 08, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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Lucara Completes First Sale on Clara Platform
Lucara Diamond Corp. recorded an 8% premium in the inaugural sale of rough on its new digital platform, which it completed
News Jan 08, 2019 Rapaport News
Lesedi La Rona
Lesedi La Rona May Once Have Been 2,774ct.
The second-largest diamond in history was probably twice as big before it broke into pieces, researchers at the Gemological
News Dec 20, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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De Beers Ready to Relax Its Provenance Rules
De Beers is planning to loosen its source-disclosure restrictions for sightholders following requests for increased transparency, Rapaport News
News Dec 13, 2018 Joshua Freedman
De Beers
De Beers Sales Slip to $440M
De Beers recorded its lowest-value sales cycle this year as weak Indian demand prompted it to drop prices of cheaper
News Nov 20, 2018 Rapaport News
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Alrosa Exits Botswana Exploration Project
Alrosa has sold its 50% stake in the Sunland Minerals exploration project in Botswana, according to its former
News Nov 18, 2018 Rapaport News
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DEF Offers Botswana Trip to Contest Winners
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has launched a proposal contest aimed at millennials, promising a free trip to Botswana
News Nov 04, 2018 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds Letseng
Large Stones Prove Profitable for Gem Diamonds
Gem Diamonds swung to a profit in the first half of the year, boosted by the sale of large, high-quality stones
News Sep 05, 2018 Rapaport News
Okavango
Okavango Revenue Falls in First Half
Sales at Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) dropped 16% to $260 million in the first half of 2018 due to a limited
News Aug 21, 2018 Rapaport News
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Botswana’s Rough Exports Drop in 1H
Exports of rough diamonds that De Beers mined in Botswana declined 2.5% to $1.67 billion in the first half of 2018,
News Aug 02, 2018 Rapaport News
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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
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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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Lerala Mine Sells for $8M
A Botswana-based consortium bought the Lerala diamond mine for $8.1 million in an online auction on Wednesday, the asset’s
News May 31, 2018 Leah Meirovich
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Karowe Firm Gets First Female Boss
Lucara Diamond Corp. has appointed Naseem Lahri as the first female managing director of its Boteti Mining
News May 02, 2018 Rapaport News
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Botswana Diamond Mine Up for Auction
The liquidators of Kimberley Diamonds’ Lerala mine in Botswana will offer the project at an online auction later this
News May 01, 2018 Rapaport News
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Lucara Recovers 327ct. Rough Stone
Lucara Diamond Corp. has unearthed a 327-carat rough diamond from its Karowe mine in Botswana. The high-color
News Apr 29, 2018 Rapaport News
De Beers Orapa Mine
De Beers Raises Output in Healthy Market
De Beers’ production grew during the first quarter as the company reached full capacity at its Gahcho Kué
News Apr 24, 2018 Rapaport News
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De Beers Raises Prices at $520M Sale
De Beers’ April sight closed with a value of $520 million amid concerns among manufacturers that higher rough
News Apr 17, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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Gem Diamonds Jumps Back into Black
Gem Diamonds returned to profit last year, after the devaluation of an underperforming mine drove it to a loss in 2016. The
News Mar 14, 2018 Rapaport News
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Sotheby’s Offers Rare 102ct., D-Flawless Diamond
Sotheby’s has unveiled a rare white diamond that, it claims, is the only known round brilliant-cut diamond over
News Feb 08, 2018 Rapaport News
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