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De Beers Ends Special Supply Measures
Rough-diamond buyers are anticipating an improvement in sales at next week’s De Beers sight, as the miner is withdrawing concessions that
News Dec 05, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Analyzing rough at KGK Botswana
Rough Market Picks Up at De Beers Sight
De Beers’ November sales totalled $390 million, the highest for five months, as the rough market stabilized
News Nov 13, 2019 Joshua Freedman
De Beers rough
De Beers Reduces Prices at November Sight
Sightholders welcomed De Beers’ decision to lower prices at this week’s rough-diamond sale, but noted that further discounts
News Nov 06, 2019 Joshua Freedman
De Beers
De Beers Slashes Output Amid Diamond Glut
De Beers’ production dropped in the third quarter as the miner responded to a decline in rough demand that has left
News Oct 22, 2019 Rapaport News
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De Beers Sales Sink to Lowest Level Since 2015
De Beers’ rough-diamond sales plummeted 53% this month as customers accepted the miner’s offer to defer purchases until
News Jul 30, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Large Canadian rough diamond in palm of hand, GSS
Diamond Glut Prompts De Beers to Slash Production
De Beers has lowered its production forecast for this year, noting that weakness in the diamond trade
News Jul 18, 2019 Rapaport News
Rough diamonds
Global Diamond Production Value Rises
Global rough-diamond output grew 2% to $14.47 billion last year, reflecting higher production in Botswana, according to data the
News Jul 07, 2019 Rapaport News
Was Vegas Worth the Gamble
Was Vegas Worth the Gamble?
As rain fell for about five minutes on the typically sunbaked Las Vegas strip on the opening day
News Jun 13, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Mahiar Borhanjoo
Venus Jewel Exec to Join DFL Group
Mahiar Borhanjoo is set to leave Venus Jewel International to become CEO of the DFL Group, the company behind
News Jun 02, 2019 Rapaport News
DTC Botswana sorting
De Beers Sales Slump 25% in May
De Beers’ sales fell to their lowest level in more than a year and a half, as a slowdown in the Indian manufacturing
News May 21, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Lucara
New Tender Schedule Boosts Lucara Results
Lucara Diamond Corp.’s revenue nearly doubled in the first quarter, as it introduced a new tender process which enables
News May 12, 2019 Rapaport News
Lucara 1758ct. 150
Karowe Mine Yields 1,758ct. Diamond
A 1,758-carat diamond that Lucara Diamond Corp. discovered in Botswana has overtaken the famed Lesedi La Rona as the
News Apr 28, 2019 Rapaport News
Okavango
Botswana Unveils 20ct. Okavango Blue Diamond
Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) has revealed a 20-carat polished stone, the largest blue diamond to come out
News Apr 17, 2019 Rapaport News
De Beers sight box
De Beers Reduces Sightholder Supply
De Beers sightholders are bracing for lower rough supply for the rest of 2019 as the miner reduces
News Apr 08, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Botswana Zimbabwe
Botswana Denies Zimbabwe Loan Report
The president of Botswana has repudiated claims that the country planned to loan Zimbabwe $600 million to support
News Mar 03, 2019 Rapaport News
De Beers Veneita
Higher Costs Hit De Beers Profit
De Beers’ earnings fell in 2018 due to the costs of new initiatives such as its Lightbox synthetics business. Underlying
News Feb 21, 2019 Rapaport News
Sorting at DTC Botswana
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
Lucara Karowe sorting
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
De Beers sight box
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
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