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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
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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
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
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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
Namdia
Namdia Garners $143M in First Annual Sales
Namibia’s rough-diamond division is expanding its client base, after seeing strong sales in its first year of operations.
News Nov 07, 2018 Rapaport News
Diamond
IDMA, WFDB Consider Joining Forces
The International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) is considering an alliance with the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB)
News Nov 05, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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
Namibia
Namibia Predicts Diamond-Sector Slowdown
Economic growth from Namibia’s diamond-mining sector will slow this year due to depletion of resources from inland
News Jul 09, 2018 Rapaport News
De Beers 150
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
De Beers Seeks Buyer for Namibia Mine 150
De Beers Plans to Sell Namibia Mine
De Beers’ joint venture with the Namibian government is seeking a buyer for its Elizabeth Bay operation, as the
News Feb 12, 2018 Rapaport News
De Beers Namibia vessel ship workers
Debmarine Splashes $142M on Diamond Ship
De Beers is planning to add the world’s largest custom-built diamond-mining vessel to its fleet at a cost of $142 million. The
News Nov 22, 2017 Rapaport News
476ct Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone Yields Another Massive Diamond
A Sierra Leone mining operation discovered a 476-carat rough diamond at the Meya deposit in the nation’s Kono district
News Nov 12, 2017 Rapaport News
Namdeb mine
De Beers to Close Four Namibia Mines
De Beers’ joint venture in Namibia will shut four diamond mines in the country by 2022 due to dwindling resources,
News Oct 29, 2017 Rapaport News
De Beers empowers women
De Beers Pledges to Empower Women
De Beers has partnered with the United Nations to support the advancement of women in the company and across
News Sep 24, 2017 Rapaport News
De Beers Namibia exploration vessel ship
World’s Largest Diamond Ship Sets Sail in Namibia
De Beers launched the world’s largest diamond-exploration ship on Thursday, as it looks to Namibian waters to maintain production levels. The
News Jun 18, 2017 Rapaport News
Forevermark polished diamond
Forevermark Inscribes Two-Millionth Diamond
Forevermark reached another milestone this month after a round brilliant-cut, 3.48-carat polished stone became the two-millionth
News May 28, 2017 Rapaport News
De Beers DTC sight boxes
De Beers Cuts Sightholder Allocations
De Beers has reduced the supply of rough diamonds it will be offering sightholders in the coming year, as it fulfills its
News Mar 30, 2017 Avi Krawitz, Joshua Freedman
Almod Diamonds
Almod Diamonds to Open Canada Cutting Factory
New York-based Almod Diamonds will expand production of its patented 'Crown of Light' cut by opening a new cutting
News Dec 21, 2016 Rapaport News
Philippe Mellier
De Beers and Namibia Strike Long-Term Deal
De Beers and Namibia signed a 10-year sales agreement – their longest pact ever – that will “significantly increase”
News May 17, 2016 Rapaport News
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