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De Beers Sales Slump Amid Market Weakness
De Beers’ rough-diamond sales slowed in January as a disappointing holiday season piled further pressure on the midstream. Proceeds fell
News Jan 29, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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, Alrosa Reveal 2019 Sale Schedules
De Beers and Alrosa have released the dates of their rough-diamond sales for 2019. Next year, De Beers
News Dec 25, 2018 Rapaport News
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De Beers Sales Rise After Diwali Break
De Beers sold $540 million of rough diamonds in its December cycle, buoyed by the return of Indian manufacturers from
News Dec 18, 2018 Rapaport News
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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
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De Beers Sales Slip to $440M
De Beers recorded its lowest-value sales cycle this year as weak Indian demand prompted it to drop prices of cheaper
News Nov 20, 2018 Rapaport News
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De Beers Cuts Prices of Cheaper Rough
De Beers significantly reduced prices of lower-quality rough diamonds at this week’s sight in response to a slowdown in the Indian manufacturing
News Nov 13, 2018 Joshua Freedman
De Beers Sightholder Boxes
Indian Demand Weak at $475M De Beers Sale
Manufacturers were concerned about profitability at last week’s De Beers sight, and expressed hope their new supply
News Oct 17, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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De Beers Allows Deferrals at $505M Sale
De Beers’ sales slipped to $505 million at its seventh cycle this year as the miner allowed sightholders to refuse
News Sep 12, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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Who Are the Top Rough Buyers?
In this excerpt from the latest issue of the Rapaport Research Report, we list the 124 companies buying
News Jul 26, 2018 Avi Krawitz
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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
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De Beers Sells $575M Amid Strong Demand
De Beers recorded its largest monthly sales since January as shortages and strong sentiment supported the rough-diamond
News Jun 27, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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Rosy Blue to Buy Stake in Leo Schachter
Polished manufacturer Rosy Blue has agreed to acquire a minority share in Leo Schachter, as the diamond suppliers seek
News Apr 17, 2018 Rapaport News
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Rough Prices Firm at $555M De Beers Sight
Rough diamond trading was robust in February, with De Beers notching $555 million in sales during the month.
News Mar 06, 2018 Rapaport News
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Rough Market Upbeat at $665M De Beers Sight
Rough-diamond demand was strong at De Beers’ January sight, as manufacturers plan to increase their production in anticipation of post-holiday orders
News Jan 31, 2018 Rapaport News
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Rough Demand Stable at $450M De Beers Sight
De Beers reported steady demand for rough diamonds at its December sight as sales showed an increase over the
News Dec 12, 2017 Rapaport News
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De Beers Names New Strategy Chief
De Beers has appointed Neil Ventura as vice president of strategy and innovation, following the departure of Gareth Mostyn
News Dec 07, 2017 Rapaport News
De Beers DTC sight boxes
De Beers, Alrosa Announce 2018 Sale Schedules
De Beers and Alrosa have released dates of their rough-diamond sales for 2018, with both miners maintaining
News Nov 19, 2017 Rapaport News
De Beers Victor Mine
Rough Trade Cautious at $455M De Beers Sale
Dealers reported a difficult but stable rough market as De Beers’ November sight closed with a value of $455 million
News Nov 14, 2017 Joshua Freedman
De Beers Victor Mine
De Beers’ $370M Sight Reflects Slow Rough Market
De Beers’ October sight closed with a value of $370 million as rough-diamond buying slowed due to holidays and sightholders
News Oct 17, 2017 Joshua Freedman
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