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Coronavirus Updates: Impact on the Diamond Trade
The Covid-19 pandemic that has swept the globe has had a notable impact on the diamond industry,
News Jun 01, 2020 Rapaport News
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Alrosa Allows Deferrals at Third Consecutive Sale
Alrosa has continued its policy of enabling customers to hold off buying its rough diamonds until later
News May 31, 2020 Rapaport News
Alrosa rough diamonds
Alrosa Cuts 2020 Production Plan
Alrosa is set for its lowest annual rough-diamond production in at least a decade, after the Russian miner reduced
News May 24, 2020 Rapaport News
RJC
RJC Elects New Board Members
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has expanded its board and appointed seven trade members to represent
News May 24, 2020 Rapaport News
Polished diamonds in hand
DPA to Rebrand, Abandon ‘Real Is Rare’
The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) has revealed plans for a radical overhaul that will see it change
News May 19, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Podcast: Is the Diamond Trade Prepared for Change?
Is the Diamond Trade Prepared for Change?
As diamond markets start to return, the Rapaport News team discusses prospects for the industry in the latest
News May 14, 2020 Rapaport News
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Gokhran May Purchase Alrosa Rough
Alrosa is in talks to sell a considerable volume of diamonds to Gokhran, Russia’s repository for precious metals and gems.The Yakutia
News May 13, 2020 Leah Meirovich
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Alrosa Sales Nearly Wiped Out in April
Alrosa’s diamond sales plummeted 95% to $15.6 million in April, the lowest on record, as customers deferred purchases until
News May 12, 2020 Rapaport News
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Alrosa Halts Polishing Divisions Indefinitely
Alrosa has shut all operations at its polishing units until further notice, as it waits for demand and
News May 10, 2020 Leah Meirovich
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Alrosa Pauses Production at Two Mines
Alrosa has suspended production at two of its less profitable mines, citing the heavy impact of the coronavirus
News May 05, 2020 Rapaport News
Polished Diamonds
Diamond Markets Reflect Uncertain Outlook
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, May 5, 2020, Las Vegas… Diamond trading was restricted in April due to the coronavirus
Press Release May 05, 2020 Rapaport
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
Miners
Heavy Debt Looms over Mining Shutdown
A number of diamond-mining companies that have halted production during the COVID-19 crisis will find it difficult to resume
News Apr 23, 2020 Leah Meirovich
Alrosa
Alrosa Reduces Inventory in First Quarter
Alrosa maintained its production forecast for 2020 as the company reduced its rough-diamond stockpiles in the first
News Apr 16, 2020 Rapaport News
Alrosa
Alrosa Ups COVID-19 Aid to $4M
Alrosa has increased its contribution to the coronavirus relief efforts in the Yakutia region to $4.2 million, it said
News Apr 16, 2020 Rapaport News
Alrosa
Alrosa Sales Slump to $153M in March
Total diamond sales at Alrosa fell 59% to $152.8 million in March, as the coronavirus pandemic led to a slowdown in demand.Rough-diamond
News Apr 12, 2020 Rapaport News
Rough and Polished
Diamond Prices Slide in March as COVID-19 Spreads
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, April 7, 2020, Las Vegas…Diamond prices fell in March as the spreading coronavirus led to a dramatic
Press Release Apr 07, 2020 Rapaport
Alrosa COVID-19 Donation
Alrosa CEO Trades Stock to Aid COVID-19 Relief
Alrosa CEO Sergey Ivanov has sold a portion of his stake in the company to help fight the COVID-19
News Apr 05, 2020 Rapaport News
Alrosa rough diamonds
Alrosa Allows Clients to Defer All Purchases
Alrosa is allowing full flexibility at next week’s monthly rough-diamond sale, enabling long-term clients to delay purchases until
News Apr 02, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Lucapa
Lucapa Reduces Lulo Operations
Lucapa Diamond Company has whittled down activities at its Lulo mine in Angola to essential operations amid a government
News Apr 02, 2020 Rpapapot News
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