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De Beers Botswana 150
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
Lerala 150
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
Lucara 150
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
Lerala 150
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
Lucara 150
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
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
Gem Diamonds 150
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
Sotheby’s Unveils 102ct. Diamond 150
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
Botswana Rough Exports Fall in 2017 150
Botswana’s Rough Exports Drop
Botswana’s rough-diamond exports declined 14% to $3.48 billion in 2017, according to data released by the Bank of Botswana. After
News Jan 31, 2018 Rapaport News
New Mine Drives De Beers Production Jump 150
New Mine Drives De Beers Production
De Beers production jumped 22% to 33.5 million carats in 2017, driven mainly by increased output from its Gahcho
News Jan 25, 2018 Rapaport News
Okavango
Okavango Annual Rough Sales Increase
Botswana’s Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) reported that rough sales rose 4% in 2017, boosted by higher prices achieved
News Jan 15, 2018 Rapaport News
Botswana Orapa Debswana De Beers mine Botswana
Diamonds Fuel Moody’s Botswana Optimism
Moody’s has maintained its credit rating for Botswana, citing the nation’s strong fiscal position and
News Dec 18, 2017 Rapaport News
Ghaghoo mine Gem Diamonds
Gem Diamonds Ends Talks over Mine Sale
Gem Diamonds has terminated discussions with a potential buyer for its Ghaghoo mine in Botswana. The London-based
News Dec 12, 2017 Rapaport News
Botswana Women
UN, De Beers Look to Empower Botswana Women
De Beers and United Nations Women have pledged approximately $755,000 (BWP 8 million) over the next three
News Nov 09, 2017 Rapaport News
Clifford Elphick Gem Diamonds
Gem Diamonds Enjoying Large-Stone Boom
As a producer of large rough stones, Gem Diamonds relies on high-end consumer demand more than many companies in the
News Nov 07, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Jwaneng Mine, Botswana
Diamond Rebound Prompts Botswana Upgrade
Standard and Poor’s (S&P) has raised Botswana’s economic outlook from negative to stable, citing an upturn in the
News Oct 31, 2017 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds large rough
Large-Stone Demand Boosts Letšeng Results
Sales from the high-value Letšeng mine rose sharply in the third quarter as improved demand for high-value
News Oct 31, 2017 Rapaport News
Damtshaa mine De Beers
De Beers to Resurrect Damtshaa Mine
De Beers will bring the Damtshaa mine in Botswana back into operation, two years after the company
News Oct 30, 2017 Rapaport News
Botswana Diamonds Vutomi
Explorer Looks to Revive Historic Diamond Area
Botswana Diamonds has discovered a potential spot for diamond mining in an area of South Africa that it claims was
News Oct 30, 2017 Rapaport News
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