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New Alrosa Client List Excludes Leviev Firm
Alrosa has stopped supplying rough diamonds to Lev Leviev’sLLD Diamonds through its contract-sales arrangement, as part of a reshuffle of the miner’s long-term client list.The tycoon’s Israel-based firm is one of “several” former customersthat have dropped off...
Rough Markets Jan 31, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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Leviev Employee Reportedly Commits Suicide
A bookkeeper at Lev Leviev’s diamond business jumped to herdeath from the company’s office at the Israel Diamond Exchange on Tuesday,according to local media. The 42-year-old woman had been questioned by police in aninvestigation into an alleged crime ring...
Financial-Legal Nov 21, 2018 Rapaport News
Lev Leviev
Police May Question Lev Leviev over Smuggling
Lev Leviev faces questioning over diamond-smugglingallegations that have led to six of his relatives and employees being arrested,according to reports.Israeli police detained Zevulun and Moshe Leviev, thetycoon’s son and brother, who ran a factory...
Financial-Legal Nov 06, 2018 Rapaport News
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20ct. D-Flawless Leads Christie’s Auction
A 20.47-carat flawless diamond ring was the top seller atChristie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in New York on Tuesday.The old-mine, brilliant-cut, D-color, type IIa piece soldfor $2.7 million. Its pre-sale estimate was $2.5 million...
Polished Markets Jun 13, 2018 Rapaport News
Lev Leviev
Court Upholds Leviev Win Against Julius Klein
A New York federal judge has ruled in favor of diamondmagnate Lev Leviev (pictured) in a long-running dispute with one of his former businesspartners, the Julius Klein Group.The judge ordered the Julius Klein Group and four...
Financial-Legal Mar 05, 2017 Rapaport News
De Grisogono
De Grisogono Eyes U.S. Growth With New Deal
De Grisogono, a high-end jeweler that has bought some of theworld’s largest rough diamonds, has entered into a partnership for itsAmerican operations in an attempt to develop its brand in the U.S.David and Lisa Klein, who own DLK,...
Retail Feb 12, 2017 Rapaport News
Christie's December 2016 diamond
Christie's Sells 51 Carat Diamond for $5.6M
Christie’s sold $51 million worth of jewelry at its MagnificentJewels auction in New York on Wednesday, with the event led by a diamond ringthat fetched $5.6 million.The auctioneer sold the rectangular, 51.35-carats, D-color,VVS1 diamond for $108,423...
Retail Dec 08, 2016 Rapaport News
Blue Moon of Josephine
Beautiful Diamonds that Sell in Any Market
The hype surrounding Sotheby’s and Christie’s auctions in Geneva this week created a buzz in the diamond trade that is otherwise starved for excitement. Sotheby’s on Wednesday sold a cushion shape, 12.03-carat, fancy vivid blue, IF diamond...
Polished Markets Nov 12, 2015 Avi Krawitz
Press Release: LLD Diamonds Ltd. Joins The Diamond Show – Basel 2015
Press Release: February 17, 2015, New York: LLD Diamonds Ltd., a division of the Leviev Group of Companies (LGC), is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at The Diamond Show taking place in Basel, Switzerland on March 19,...
Manufacturing Feb 17, 2015 LLD Diamonds
Alrosa rough
Leviev Group to Sell Angolan Rough on Open Market
The Leviev Group reportedly reached a deal with Angola that allows the diamond company to sell rough diamonds from the Luminas mine directly on the open market rather than to specific traders in China and...
Rough Markets Jun 23, 2014 Jeff Miller
pear diamond
Christie's to Hold Magnificent Jewels Sale Dec. 10
Christie’s New York scheduled a magnificent jewels sale for December 10 at Rockefeller Center that includes 500 lots and features important colored and colorless diamonds, rare gemstones, signed jewels and natural pearls, with...
Polished Markets Nov 20, 2013 Jeff Miller
French Authorities Increase Jewel Heist Value to $136M
French authorities boosted the value of the jewelry stolen at a French resort July 28 from $53 million to $136 million, making the robbery at the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes one of the world's biggest heists. The...
Gemstones Jul 29, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
Catoca Mine Small
Catoca's 2012 Production -1%
Production at the Catoca mine in Angola fell 1 percent year on year to 6.706 million ‎carats in 2012. Rough diamond sales declined 5 percent year on year to $579.4 million, with ‎the average price per carat down 4 percent...
Mining Jun 18, 2013 Deena Taylor
Graff's Wealth Jumps; Forbes' Rank Drops for Oppenheimer, Steinmetz, Leviev
The annual Forbes list of billionaires boasted 1,426 names this year with an aggregate net worth up 17 percent year on year to $5.4 trillion. The U.S. led the roll call with 442 billionaires, followed by the...
Financial-Legal Mar 04, 2013 Jeff Miller
Catoca Mine Small
Catoca Mine's Production +1% in 2011
Production at the Catoca mine in Angola rose 1 percent year on year to 6.780 million ‎carats in 2011, but the volume of carats sold fell 1 percent to 6.758 million. Sales rose 16 percent year on year to $611.3 million with...
Mining Aug 06, 2012 Avi Krawitz
LLD to Pay Workers Through July 20
The future employment of some 150 workers at the closed Lev Leviev Diamonds (LLD) facility in Namibia remains uncertain as the company's managing director, Kombadayetu Kapwanga, told the local press that it has not reached a supply agreement with the Namibia Diamond Trading Company (NDTC). The...
Manufacturing Jul 03, 2012 Jeff Miller
Gaydamak Loses Case Against Leviev
Arkady Gaydamak lost his claim against Lev Leviev and Africa-Israel Investments, which charged that he had been swindled out of approximately $2 billion from a joint diamond investment in Angola. The London court found that an agreement signed between Gaydamak and Leviev on August 6, 2011 was valid...
Financial-Legal Jun 29, 2012 Jeff Miller
Christie's Geneva Auctions Net $110M
Christie's achieved a combined total of $110,189,044 at its three Geneva auctions held this week. This is the highest sales total for a series of jewelry auctions at Christie's Geneva, the auction house said.Christie's Magnificent Jewels sale realized $72,264,493 and was 84 percent sold by lot and 86 percent sold...
Polished Markets May 17, 2012 Deena Taylor
Gaydamak Files Police Complaint Against Leviev
Arcadi Gaydamak has filed a complaint with Israeli police against Lev Leviev regarding their former diamond business partnership, Globes reported. Gaydamak contends that Leviev has not paid him commissions and dividends...
Financial-Legal Jan 04, 2012 Avi Krawitz
Catoca Mine Small
Leviev Reportedly Sells Stake in Catoca Mine
Lev Leviev has reportedly sold his stake in the Catoca mine in Angola. According to Kommersant, a Russian business publication, Leviev sold his 18 percent share in the mine to China Sonangol for approximately $400 million. The...
Mining May 18, 2011 Avi Krawitz
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