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Kimberley Process Plans to Digitize Its Certificates
The Kimberley Process (KP) is trialing the use of digital certificates for rough-diamond shipments, claiming the method will increase efficiency and reduce fraud.Russia, which is chairing the global certification scheme this year, will...
Financial-Legal Apr 05, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Alrosa rough diamonds
Alrosa Allows Clients to Defer All Purchases
Alrosa is allowing full flexibility at next week’s monthly rough-diamond sale, enabling long-term clients to delay purchases until later in the year due to the current weak market.“The spread of coronavirus and counter-pandemic measures implemented around...
Rough Markets Apr 02, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Alrosa diamond sorting
Alrosa to Maintain Supply Flexibility
Alrosa has pledged to remain flexible with its supply policy during the current industry downturn, as the coronavirus has left clients unsure how much rough to buy.“The virus has triggered uncertainty, and our...
Rough Markets Mar 08, 2020 Rapaport News
AGD
Grib Diamonds Taps New Rough Source
Grib Diamonds has started buying rough in Angola, as a new company structure has enabled it to diversify beyond its one mine in Russia.The Antwerp-based company, which markets most of the Grib deposit’s diamonds, is looking to source goods...
Rough Markets Feb 09, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Alrosa Udichniy Mine
Alrosa Reveals Client List for 2020
Alrosa has named 58 companies that qualify for its long-term rough supply in 2020.The annual reshuffle saw the mining company remove Belgium-based Blue Gems and Russia’s EPL Diamond from the roster, while...
Rough Markets Feb 06, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Alrosa rough diamonds
Russian Bank Offers Credit to Alrosa Client
Russia’s Eximbank has started offering credit to rough-diamond buyers through a loan deal with an Antwerp-based Alrosa client, the miner said.The state-owned lender has agreed to finance purchases for manufacturer and trader Dali Diamond...
Financial-Legal Feb 03, 2020 Rapaport News
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Alrosa Releases 2020 Supply Schedule
Alrosa has published its schedule of contract sales and auctions for next year.The Russian miner has maintained its format of monthly sales under the Alrosa Alliance, its long-term supply program. It will also...
Mining Dec 31, 2019 Rapaport News
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
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 Nets Fish-Shaped Diamond
Alrosa’s knack for recovering unusually shaped diamonds hasscaled new heights with the discovery of a rough stone resembling a fish.“In the photo, you see a very rare specimen: a rough-diamondcrystal which pretends to be a fish,” the Russian...
Mining Aug 01, 2019 Rapaport News
Alrosa
Alrosa Sales Fall Amid Diamond Oversupply
Alrosa’s sales continued to slump in June, closing off afirst half that saw a heavy drop in demand for its rough. The Russian miner’s total sales slid 43% to $222.4million for the month, it reported Wednesday....
Mining Jul 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Rough diamonds
Global Diamond Production Value Rises
Global rough-diamond output grew 2% to $14.47 billion lastyear, reflecting higher production in Botswana, according to data the KimberleyProcess (KP) released last week.The average price increased 4% to $97 per carat, outweighinga 2% decline in production volume to 148.4...
Mining Jul 07, 2019 Rapaport News
Alrosa Lomonosov deposit
Alrosa to Hold Back Supply in 2019
Alrosa plans to keep its rough-diamond sales in line withproduction in 2019 to avoid flooding the market with excess supply.The Russian miner will sell 38 million to 39 million caratsnext year, despite having more goods available in its...
Mining Dec 23, 2018 Leah Meirovich
Lev Leviev
Report Links Leviev to Diamond-Smuggling Arrests
Lev Leviev’s businesses are embroiled in allegations of a diamond-smuggling ring involving relatives and employees of the tycoon.Six people were arrested on Monday, including Leviev’s son and brother, after an undercover investigation, according to Israeli media.A staff...
Financial-Legal Nov 05, 2018 Rapaport News
Diamond
IDMA, WFDB Consider Joining Forces
The International Diamond Manufacturers Association(IDMA) is considering an alliance with the World Federation of DiamondBourses (WFDB) in response to the crisis in the global cutting sector. “With the changes in the diamond-manufacturing sector’s landscape,as well as due to the...
Manufacturing Nov 05, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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
Argyle 150
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
Alrosa 150
Alrosa Finds Diamond Shaped Like Soccer Ball
Alrosa has unearthed a rough diamond bearing an uncannyresemblance to a soccer ball, and with flawless timing: bang in the middle ofthe World Cup taking place in Russia. The miner discovered the 0.50-carat stone at itsKarpinskaya-1 pipe...
Mining Jul 08, 2018 Rapaport News
Jewelry 150
Alrosa Upbeat on 1Q Diamond Retail Market
Diamond-jewelry sales grew 7% in the main retail marketsduring the first quarter amid strong consumer sentiment and beneficial fluctuationsin exchange rates, according to Alrosa.Revenues increased 5% year on year in the US and Canada, thelargest consumer market,...
Retail Jun 24, 2018 Rapaport News
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De Beers Opens Stores in Moscow and Riyadh
De Beers has launchedthree new retail locations in Russia and Saudi Arabia for its De Beers DiamondJewellers chain. The company has openedone chain in Riyadh, its first Saudi Arabia location, at the Centria Mall, inpartnership...
Retail Apr 11, 2018 Rapaport News
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