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Angola Luaxe
Alrosa’s Angola Mine to Start Production in 2020
After six years of development, production is due to begin at Alrosa’s Luaxe diamond deposit in Angola next year, the nation’s government said. Output will come to around 1 million carats valued at $90 million in the first year,...
Mining Dec 15, 2019 Rapaport News
Alrosa November sales
Alrosa Sales Reach Six-Month High
Alrosa’s sales rose 5% year on year to $287.8 million inNovember, as the manufacturing sector began to rebound, the Russianminer said Tuesday. The monthly sales are the highest the company has reportedsince April, and the...
Mining Dec 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Bruno Scarselli
Can Nanotechnology Save the Diamond Trade?
It’s not easy for a diamantaire to compete in the emerging diamond-traceability market, admits Bruno Scarselli, a New York-based supplier of fancy-color diamonds. As the likes of De Beers, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and others roll out...
Technology Dec 09, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Alrosa
Alrosa Identifies Potential New Diamond Resources
Alrosa has identified three new exploration sites that couldpotentially yield 17.9 million carats of rough across their lifespan, according to preliminaryestimates.The sites are located close to Alrosa’s Mir mine in the Yakutia region of Russia....
Mining Dec 09, 2019 Rapaport News
Tiffany
LVMH Sees Value in Tiffany’s Diamond Sourcing
A storied past and popularity as a brand might bethe first things that would attract a potential suitor to Tiffany & Co. ButLVMH has identified another key attribute that made the US jeweler a valuabletarget: its ability...
Retail Nov 28, 2019 Joshua Freedman
GIA Fluorescence Scale
The Curious Case of Fluorescence
The diamond industry has a complicated relationship with fluorescence.Historically, both the trade and consumers saw value in a diamond that fluoresced under ultraviolet light. The perception was that it added to the color of the diamond...
Polished Markets Nov 26, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Rough fancy intense yellow diamond for Princess Cu
Zimbabwe to Take Smaller Cut of Diamond Sales
Zimbabwe plans to reduce the percentage of sales diamond miners must pay to the state, aiming to encourage companies to invest in the Marange fields.The government proposed a new royalty rate of 10% in theannual budget last week. Diamond...
Mining Nov 18, 2019 Rapaport News
Alrosa Sarine
Alrosa Launches Digital Tenders with Sarine Tech
Alrosa has implemented a digital-tender pilot enabling buyers to scan rough diamonds to evaluate their polished output using systems from SarineTechnologies. The program, which the Russian miner debuted at its October sale, uses Sarine’s...
Rough Markets Nov 11, 2019 Rapaport News
Alrosa
Alrosa Profit Drops in Third Quarter
Weak rough-diamond demand led to a decline in profit at Alrosa in the third quarter, the Russian miner reported. Profit slid 44% to RUB 13.5 billion ($211.6 million) for thethree months ending September 30, as revenue faltered...
Mining Nov 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Alrosa rough
Diamond Market Improves as Holidays Approach
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, November5, 2019, Las Vegas … Diamond trading improved in late October after variousJewish, Indian and Chinese holidays. Dealers are focused on filling holidayorders as US jewelers prepare inventory for the season. Shortages...
Polished Markets Nov 05, 2019 Rapaport
Alrosa 230 carat 150
Alrosa Finds Its Largest Diamond in Three Years
Alrosa has unearthed a rough stone weighing 232.4 caratsat the Udachnaya pipe, its largest in more than three years. “Such large, gem-quality crystals are extremely rare,”Evgeny Agureev, deputy CEO of Alrosa, said last...
Mining Oct 27, 2019 Rapaport News
Jubilee
Alrosa Sales Down as Cutters Reduce Stock
Alrosa’s sales fellin the third quarter amid a drop in the average price as the miner sold alarger proportion of small stones, it reported Thursday.Sales decreased 37% to $611 million for the three months ending September...
Mining Oct 22, 2019 Rapaport News
Alrosa
Alrosa Sales Decline at Slower Rate
Alrosa’s sales fell 24% year on year to $258.7 million inSeptember, amid continued market weakness. However, the total was the highest in four months, and reflecteda noticeable recovery in the small-stone sector, the Russian...
Mining Oct 15, 2019 Rapaport News
DPA
DPA Chief Lieberherr Steps Down
Jean-Marc Lieberherr has resigned as CEO of the DiamondProducers Association (DPA), an organization he has led since its formation in2015. Lieberherr became the DPA’s first chairman in December 2015,before taking on the role of CEO in February 2016....
Polished Markets Oct 15, 2019 Rapaport News
Alrosa
Alrosa Finds Diamond Inside a Diamond
Alrosa has recovered an unusual piece of rough featuring one diamond encased inside another,in a style similar to the traditional Russian nesting doll. The outer stone weighs 0.62 carats and contains an innercavity of 6 cubic millimeters...
Mining Oct 06, 2019 Rapaport News
Alrosa Kristall
Alrosa Board Approves Kristall Takeover
Alrosa is set to finalize its acquisition of diamondmanufacturer Kristall in a $29 million deal in October, following approval fromits supervisory board. Alrosa expects the RUB 1.89 billion sale-and-purchaseagreement to be signed by the end of the month, with a concrete...
Polished Markets Sep 26, 2019 Rapaport News
Alrosa Kristall
Alrosa Expects Kristall Merger in September
Alrosa’s supervisory board is set to vote on the acquisitionof diamond manufacturer Kristall, which will enable the miner to focus onincreasing sales in the US and China, it said Tuesday. The deal, which will go up for consideration on September24,...
Polished Markets Sep 18, 2019 Rapaport News
Alrosa
Alrosa Sales Slide in August
Alrosa’s sales fell 38% year on year to $181.8 million in August, as weakness in the market persisted. However, the result was an improvement on last month’s$170.5 million, the miner’s weakest figure since it began releasing data in 2016....
Mining Sep 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Marketing
Opinion: An Urgent Call to Invest in Marketing
The diamond industry must significantly increase its marketing spend to ensure the trade’s longevity. This need is highlighted by the difficult conditions the sector has endured over the past few years.Recent challenges have...
Marketing Sep 09, 2019 Shashin Choksi & Siddharth Choksi
Alrosa
Alrosa Consolidating Key Mining Division
Alrosa’s supervisory board will vote Tuesday on whether to close a subsidiary that controls two of its largest mines, bringing those deposits into its core business.The Russian miner owns a 97.5% stake in Alrosa-Nyurba, which holds...
Mining Sep 08, 2019 Rapaport News
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