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Production Continues as Miners Fight Virus Impact
Alrosa, Petra Diamonds and Lucara Diamond Corp. are among the companies putting special procedures in place in preparation for a possible coronavirus outbreak, while still continuing operations at their mines.Alrosa, which has not had...
Mining Mar 19, 2020 Leah Meirovich
Star Diamond
Star Diamond Sues Rio Tinto over Canada Deal
Star Diamond Corporation has started legal proceedings against Rio Tinto, accusing the mining giant of failing to comply with the terms of a joint-venture agreement.In 2017, Rio Tinto closed a deal with the Canadian miner,...
Mining Mar 09, 2020 Rapaport News
Argyle pinks
Rio Tinto Diamond Revenue Drops in 2019
Revenue from Rio Tinto’s diamond division slid 11% to $619 million in 2019 as prices for rough diamonds weakened, the miner reported Wednesday. The diamond unit recorded a net loss of $21 million, compared with...
Mining Feb 26, 2020 Rapaport News
Star Diamonds Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto’s Canada Deal Hits Trouble
Star Diamond Corporation has accused Rio Tinto of not complying with the terms of a joint-venture agreement for operating the Star-Orion South exploration project in Canada. In 2017, Rio Tinto entered into a deal with the...
Mining Feb 19, 2020 Rapaport News
Dominion
Dominion Appoints Interim CEO
Dominion Diamond Mines has named Patrick Merrin as its interim CEO, replacing Shane Durgin, who has left to pursue other opportunities. Merrin, who assumes the role with immediate effect, joined parent group...
Mining Feb 11, 2020 Rapaport News
Plumb Club
Plumb Club Brings In New Marketing Director
Industry veteran Michael O’Connor will join The Plumb Club as marketing director. He will be responsible for creating and developing new methods for shaping the future of the industry.O’Connor has worked in various positions in the...
Polished Markets Jan 30, 2020 Rapaport News
Rio Tinto Argyle mine
Rio Tinto Lowers Outlook as Argyle Closure Looms
Rio Tinto expects a decline in diamond production in 2020 as it reduces output at its Argyle mine in Australia, which is set to close in the fourth quarter.The company will produce between 12 million and 14 million carats for the year,...
Mining Jan 19, 2020 Rapaport News
Top Diamonds of 2019
Diamonds That Created a Buzz in 2019
It was another big year for big diamonds, with several stones that raked in big bucks, set records, or otherwise made headlines. These were the stones that caught our attention in 2019.Biggest money makers1....
Polished Markets Dec 31, 2019 Leah Meirovich
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Petra Names New Chairman
Petra Diamonds has appointed Peter Hill as non-executivechairman, succeeding company founder Adonis Pouroulis, who is stepping down,the company said Tuesday. Hill is currently non-executive chairman of geotechnicalcontractor Keller Group and of building-products company Volution Group....
Mining Dec 17, 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
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Rio Tinto Sees Strong Bidding for Argyle Pinks
Rio Tinto saw a double-digit increase in the number of bidsat its 2019 Argyle Pink Diamond Tender, the company reported.The miner offered two collections at the tender, with one buyer acquiring all 64 lots of the...
Polished Markets Nov 20, 2019 Rapaport News
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Rio Tinto Seeks Majority Stake in Canada Site
Rio Tinto wants to buy a 60% stake in the Star-Orion South diamond exploration site in Canada for CAD 70.5million ($53.3 million), according to project owner Star Diamond Corp. In 2017, Rio Tinto entered into a joint-venture...
Mining Nov 17, 2019 Rapaport News
Argyle Pinks
Labs Identify Fingerprint for Argyle Pinks
Two gem labs have joined forces to identify a method for determining whether a pink diamond came from the Argyle mine in Australia, and are issuing lab reports confirming their provenance.Beginning in 2014, the team,...
Polished Markets Nov 04, 2019 Leah Meirovich
Phillips
Phillips to Sell Rare Pink Diamond Collection
Rare pink diamonds from Rio Tinto’s Argylemine in Australia will lead the upcoming Hong Kong Jewels and Jadeite auction atPhillips next month. The collection comprises 16 jewelry pieces,each incorporating stones from the...
Polished Markets Oct 24, 2019 Rapaport News
Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto Output Falls Amid Lower Grades
Lower mining grades and reduced ore availability contributedto a drop in Rio Tinto’s third-quarter diamond production, the company reportedWednesday. Output at its wholly owned Argyle mine in Australiafell 7% year on year, yielding 3.6 million carats...
Mining Oct 17, 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
Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto Unveils $1.1M Argyle Jewels
Rio Tinto has unveiled a necklace-and-ring set worth $1.1million, created from 673 diamonds recovered from its Argyle mine in Australia. The jewels, called Argyle Dreaming, were handcrafted byjewelry designer John Calleija using...
Polished Markets Oct 06, 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
Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto Unveils Array of Rare Argyle Pinks
Rio Tinto has launched a collection of rare pinkdiamonds from its Argyle mine, which has been specially curated to showcase thefull color palette of the deposit’s stones. The Argyle Pink Everlastings collection contains 64 lots...
Mining Sep 09, 2019 Rapaport News
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WDC Executive Director Exits Organization
Marie-Chantal Kaninda hasstepped down as executive director of the World Diamond Council (WDC) after two and a half years in the position. “Marie-Chantal’s influence on the WDC has been profound,”WDC president Stephane Fischler said Tuesday.“As...
Rough Markets Sep 03, 2019 Rapaport News
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