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De Beers Sales Continue to Fall
De Beers’ rough-diamond sales plunged 44% year on year thismonth as customers rejected goods or exercised the miner’s buyback option. Sales fell to $280 million in the seventh sales cycle of theyear, as sightholders continued to struggle with weak...
Mining Aug 28, 2019 Rapaport News
Diamonds at Tenders
Let’s Set Our Sights on the Auctions
De Beers’ first-half earnings highlighted the many challenges facing the diamond trade. But beyond the sharp declines the mining company suffered, CEO Bruce Cleaver and chief financial officer Nimesh Patel were...
Rough Markets Aug 07, 2019 Avi Krawitz
De Beers sight box
De Beers Sales Sink to Lowest Level Since 2015
De Beers’ rough-diamond sales plummeted 53% this month ascustomers accepted the miner’s offer to defer purchases until the marketimproves.Weak polished demand and excess supply in the manufacturingand trading sectors have hurt sightholders’ appetite...
Mining Jul 30, 2019 Joshua Freedman
De Beers carbon
De Beers Testing Carbon-Neutral Mining
De Beers is studying how to eliminate the carbon footprintof diamond mining by storing the emissions inside kimberlite, it saidWednesday. The miner recently received a government grant of CAD675,000 ($514,000) to test the process at its Gahcho Kué mine...
Mining Jul 24, 2019 Rapaport News
DTC Botswana sorting
De Beers Sales Slump 25% in May
De Beers’ sales fell to their lowest level in more than ayear and a half, as a slowdown in the Indian manufacturing sector hit roughdemand. Revenue dropped 25% to $415 million for the fourth salescycle of the year, which...
Rough Markets May 21, 2019 Joshua Freedman
De Beers Namibia
De Beers to Build $468M Diamond-Mining Ship
De Beers will increase production at Debmarine Namibia by 500,000 carats per year through the construction of a new diamond-recovery vessel, it said Thursday. The ship, the seventh in De Beers’ fleet, will increase annual output from the...
Mining May 16, 2019 Rapaport News
Debswana Jwaneng
De Beers Sales Jump 10% in April
De Beers recorded its largest rough-diamond sale sincemid-2018 as demand was steady following a slow first quarter. Sales rose 10% year on year to $575 million in the thirdsales cycle of the year, including last week’s sight...
Rough Markets Apr 10, 2019 Rapaport News
De Beers
De Beers Launches Provenance Program
De Beers will allow its sightholders to disclose sourceinformation on diamonds they purchase from the company, after unveiling its “diamonds from DTC” program Monday. “We are proud of where our diamonds are discovered, how...
Rough Markets Apr 01, 2019 Rapaport News
Debswana
De Beers Extends Jwaneng Mine Life
Debswana, De Beers’ joint venture with Botswana, has launched a new project set toextend the life of its Jwaneng mine until 2035. The Cut-9 expansion, which will cost Debswana approximately$2 billion, is expected to produce...
Mining Mar 18, 2019 Rapaport News
Venetia
Weak Demand Weighs on De Beers Sales
De Beers’ sales fell for the second consecutive month, ashigh rough prices and slim midstream profits softened demand from buyers,sightholders reported. Sales of $490 million in February were 13% below ayear ago amid...
Rough Markets Mar 06, 2019 Joshua Freedman
De Beers
De Beers Merges South Africa, Canada Assets
De Beers will combine its mining ventures in South Africaand Canada to streamline operational management and increase sustainability, itsaid Monday. The new business, De Beers Group Managed Operations, willoversee the Venetia and Gahcho Kué...
Mining Feb 26, 2019 Rapaport News
De Beers for the NewsBrief
De Beers Sales Slump Amid Market Weakness
De Beers’ rough-diamond sales slowed in January as adisappointing holiday season piled further pressure on the midstream. Proceeds fell to $505 million at the first sales cycle ofthe year, 25% lower than the $672 million it sold...
Rough Markets Jan 29, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Forevermark Engagement Ring
Forevermark US Sales Increased in 2018
Sales of Forevermark jewelry rose 8% year on year in the US in 2018, accordingto the brand’s owner, De Beers.That growth is nearly double the 4.4% increase for thejewelry industry as a whole, De Beers CEO Bruce Cleaver noted in a speech to stockistsin...
Retail Jan 13, 2019 Rapaport News
De Beers sight 150
De Beers Sales Rise After Diwali Break
De Beers sold $540 million of rough diamonds in its Decembercycle, buoyed by the return of Indian manufacturers from their seasonal holidayshutdown, the company said Tuesday. Revenue from the 10th cycle, including last week’s sight...
Mining Dec 18, 2018 Rapaport News
Top 10 2018 montage
Top 10 Stories of 2018: A Year of Synthetics
This was the year in which synthetic diamonds wentmainstream. De Beers launched its Lightbox brand, the US Federal TradeCommission (FTC) relaxed its rules for describing lab-grown diamonds, andthe likes of Macy’s and JCPenney started...
Polished Markets Dec 18, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Debswana
Jwaneng Chief to Head Debswana
Debswana, De Beers’ Botswana joint venture, has appointedJwaneng mine chief Albert Milton as managing director. Milton will take up the position on December 1, succeedingBalisi Bonyongo, who is retiring, De Beers said Wednesday. Bonyongo will remainat Debswana...
Mining Nov 22, 2018 Rapaport News
De Beers
De Beers Sales Slip to $440M
De Beers recorded its lowest-value sales cycle this year asweak Indian demand prompted it to drop prices of cheaper goods. Proceeds fell to $440 million in November as the miner reducedprices by high-single-digit percentages for rough diamonds costing...
Rough Markets Nov 20, 2018 Rapaport News
Alrosa Rough Diamond
Alrosa Joins De Beers Blockchain
De Beers has signed up Alrosa to its blockchain pilot, bringingthe world’s two largest diamond producers together for the source-verificationproject. “We believe tracing requires industry cooperation andcomplementation for the sake of a common goal,” Alrosa...
Technology Oct 29, 2018 Rapaport News
De Beers Sightholder Boxes
Indian Demand Weak at $475M De Beers Sale
Manufacturers were concerned about profitability at last week’s De Beerssight, and expressed hope their new supply agreement with the miner would easethe situation.De Beers had proceeds of $475 million during the October sales...
Rough Markets Oct 17, 2018 Joshua Freedman
De Beers South African woman
De Beers Launches African Women’s Program
De Beers and United Nations Women have unveiled a three-yearplan to support more than 1,200 female entrepreneurs in Botswana, Namibia andSouth Africa. The initiative includes programs to train women in businessand management skills, and build their...
Mining Sep 27, 2018 Rapaport News
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