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Sotheby’s Expects $26M for Pink Diamond
A 10.64-carat pink diamond ring worth up to $25.5 million will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s Hong Kong sale. The fancy-vivid-purplish-pink center stone is internallyflawless, the auction house told Rapaport News Friday. Sotheby’s willoffer the...
Polished Markets Aug 18, 2019 Rapaport News
KGK, Botswana
Who’s Buying the Rough in 2019?
The stability of the diamond industry is largely in thehands of 122 manufacturers and dealers that buy rough on a contractual basis. Many of the sector’s current problems have resulted from too much rough entering the market...
Rough Markets Aug 11, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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Pinks Show Strongest Price Growth
Prices of pink fancy-color diamonds outperformed other majorcolor categories during the second quarter, the Fancy Color Research Foundation(FCRF) said. Prices of pinks rose 0.4% quarter on quarter for the threemonths ending June 30,...
Polished Markets Aug 05, 2019 Rapaport News
Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto Incurs Loss in Diamond Division
Weak rough prices pushed Rio Tinto’s diamond unit into thered in the first half of the year, the miner reported Thursday. The division recorded a net loss of $5 million for the sixmonths ending June...
Mining Aug 01, 2019 Rapaport News
Firestone
Small-Stone Slump Hits Firestone Revenue
Firestone Diamonds saw a decline in sales during its fiscal fourth quarter due to a drop in demand for small, lower-value diamonds that make up the bulk of its supply. The company reported sales of $12.7 million for...
Mining Jul 29, 2019 Rapaport News
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Rio Tinto Output Falls in 1H
Diamond production at Rio Tinto dropped 10% year on year inthe first half of 2019, as the miner recovered lower-grade ore at its Argylemine in Australia. The company’s share of production at the Argyle and Diavik mines came...
Mining Jul 16, 2019 Rapaport News
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Rio Tinto Unveils Roster of Pink Diamonds
Rio Tinto has launched what’s likely to be one of its lastannual pink-diamond tenders, as the company gears up to close its flagshipArgyle mine.The Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, which has run since 1984,comprises rare polished colored...
Polished Markets Jul 14, 2019 Rapaport News
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Argyle Yields Its Largest-Ever White Diamond
Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine has yielded the largest gem-qualitywhite diamond in its 35-year history, the miner said Tuesday. The 28.84-carat stone, named Argyle Octavia for itsoctahedral shape, was discovered at the Australia-located...
Mining Apr 23, 2019 Rapaport News
Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto Diamond Production Falls
Diamond production at Rio Tinto dropped 18% year on year inthe first quarter of 2019, as the miner recovered lower-grade ore at its twodeposits. Production came to 3.8 million carats for the three monthsending March 31,...
Mining Apr 16, 2019 Rapaport News
DEF
DEF Debuts Scholarships for Canadian Industry
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has launched its firsteducational grants for young people in Canada’s Northwest Territories (NWT). “Creating education and employment opportunities for youthwho live in areas where natural diamonds are...
Mining Apr 14, 2019 Rapaport News
Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto’s Diamond Sales Slip in 2018
Revenue from Rio Tinto’s diamond division slid 1.6% to $695million in 2018, the miner reported Wednesday. The diamond unit’s profit rose 28% to $118 million, whileearnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA)...
Mining Feb 27, 2019 Rapaport News
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Canada’s Ice Road Opens for Milestone Year
February is a crucial time for Canada’s diamond mines.Located in the most remote region of the country’s frozen Northwest Territories(NWT), Rio Tinto, Dominion Diamond Mines and De Beers have a two-month windowto connect their mining operations...
Mining Feb 07, 2019 Leah Meirovich
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Rio Tinto 2018 Recoveries Decline
Recovery of lower-grade ore at Rio Tinto’s Argyle and Diavikmines led to a 15% drop in the company’s diamond production to 18.4 million carats in 2018.Output at the Argyle asset in Australia slid 18% to 14.1 million carats for the...
Mining Jan 20, 2019 Rapaport News
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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
Argyle
Argyle Pink Diamond Tender Sets Records
Rio Tinto broke records at its 2018 Argyle Pink DiamondsTender as a 2.28-carat stone became the most valuable in the event’s 34-yearhistory, the miner said. The fancy-purplish-red Argyle Muse was the top seller at thetender,...
Mining Nov 12, 2018 Rapaport News
Christie’s NY
8ct. Bulgari Blue Diamond to Lead Christie’s NY
A Bulgari diamond ring will be the top lot at next month’s Christie’s New York auction, with a presale estimate of $13 million to $18 million. The cushion-cut, 8.08-carat, fancy-vivid-blue piece will go under the hammer at the...
Polished Markets Nov 11, 2018 Rapaport News
Tinto Rio
Production Falls in Rio Tinto’s Third Quarter
Recovery of lower-grade ore at Rio Tinto’s Argyle and Diavikmines led to a 17% drop in production in the third quarter.Output came to 4.9 million carats for the three monthsending September 30, the company said Tuesday. The...
Mining Oct 16, 2018 Rapaport News
Diavik
Rio Tinto Opens New Pipe at Diavik
Rio Tinto has begun mining the A21 pipe, an extension at itsDiavik asset that should allow the company to sustain production levels overthe next four years. The project took four years to construct at a cost...
Mining Aug 21, 2018 Rapaport News
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Diamond Resources Might Not Be Forever
While it’s true that value comes from rarity, no naturalresource lasts forever, and the rare is becoming even rarer. Diamond productionis set to peak in 2019, after which it will begin a steady decline. De Beersestimates global...
Mining Aug 14, 2018 Leah Meirovich
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Rio Tinto Diamond Revenue Declines
Diamond sales at Rio Tinto fell 5% to $323 million in thefirst half of the year, the miner reported Wednesday. Net profit for the division nearly tripled to $55 millionfrom $19 million a year ago. Production increased...
Mining Aug 01, 2018 Rapaport News
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