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Peace Diamond Press Conference

Online – October 17th 10:00 am EST

Oct 16, 2017 10:30 AM   By Rapaport News
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RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, October 16th, 2017, New York… The Government of Sierra Leone and the Rapaport Group are pleased to announce the Peace Diamond Press Conference, which will take place over the internet on Tuesday October 17th at 2:00 pm Sierra Leone time, 10:00 am NY Time. The press conference will provide details about the auction sale of the 709 carat Peace Diamond including the viewing schedule, auction date and location.

The Peace Diamond, discovered by artisanal diggers in the village of Koryardu, Sierra Leone is being auctioned through official government channels. Over 50% of the sale value will directly benefit the people of Sierra Leone, as well as the village and district where the diamond was found. It will directly fund clean water, electricity, school, medical facilities, bridges and roads, none of which are currently available in Koryardu.

Buyers wishing to view and bid on the Peace Diamond and members of the press, seeking images and videos are encouraged to email PeaceDiamond@Diamonds.Net.

The online press conference will be available via the internet at:

Telephone access will is also be available using webinar ID 411 517 548 at the following numbers:

US: +1 408 638 0968, +1 855 880 1246, Belgium: +32 (0) 2 588 4188, +32 800 267 88
Israel: +972 (0) 3 978 6688, +972 180 122 7228, India: 000 800 040 1530
Hong Kong: +852 5808 6088, 800 906 780
South Africa: +27 87 551 7702, +27 800 990 680, UK: +44 (0) 20 3695 0088, +44 (0) 80 0031 5717

Additional international numbers available:

Media Contacts:
U.S. Office: Sherri Hendricks +1-702-216-1041
International: Gabriella Laster +1-718-521-4976

About the Rapaport Group: The Rapaport Group is an international network of companies providing added-value services that support the development of ethical, transparent, competitive and efficient diamond and jewelry markets. Established in 1976, the Group has more than 20,000 clients in over 121 countries. Group activities include Rapaport Information Services, providing the Rapaport benchmark Price List for diamonds, as well as research, analysis and news; RapNet – the world’s largest diamond trading network, with over 15,000 members in 95 countries and daily listings of over 1.4 million carats valued at over $8 billion; Rapaport Laboratory Services, providing GIA and Rapaport gemological services in India, Israel and Belgium; and Rapaport Trading and Auction Services, the world’s largest recycler of diamonds, selling over 500,000 carats of diamonds a year. Additional information is available at www.Diamonds.Net
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