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Dominion Restarts Rough Sales
Dominion Diamond Mines has sold $46 million worth of rough at its first diamond sale since March, enabling the company to repay some of its debts amid insolvency proceedings.The miner expects to sell approximately $8 million...
Mining Sep 23, 2020 Rapaport News
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Zimbabwe State Diamond Miner Gets New CEO
Zimbabwe’s state-owned diamond miner has hired Mark Mabhudhu as CEO in an effort to help it achieve its goal of reaching $12 billion in revenue from its mining projects by 2023.Mabhudhu will step down as executive director of the diamond...
Mining Sep 23, 2020 Rapaport News
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De Beers Reduces Prices of Smaller Rough
De Beers lowered prices of rough diamonds below 1 carat as the positive sales momentum that began last month continued during this week’s sight, sightholders told Rapaport News.The reductions for the September sight are...
Rough Markets Sep 23, 2020 Joshua Freedman
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Rough Sales Pick Up as Market Begins Rebound
Miners have seen “encouraging” signs of recovery in the diamond market as they resume rough sales following an extended period of weak demand.Mountain Province garnered $8.9 million from the sale of 210,661 carats from its Gahcho...
Mining Sep 22, 2020 Rapaport News
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IGI Enhances Security of Grading Reports
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) will introduce new grading reports that are more durable and easier to read, and have additional layers of security to protect against counterfeiting.The new certificates, which the lab...
Polished Markets Sep 22, 2020 Rapaport News
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LVMH-Tiffany Trial Set for January
A US court has approved Tiffany & Co.’s request to fast-track its lawsuit against LVMH, scheduling a four-day trial starting January 5, 2021.The timeline means a ruling would come after the final deadline for LVMH’s takeover...
Retail Sep 22, 2020 Rapaport News
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Coronavirus Updates: Impact on the Diamond Trade
The Covid-19 pandemic that has swept the globe has had a notable impact on the diamond industry, with new developments unfolding every day. Here, we present a one-stop, running news feed on industry events impacted...
Polished Markets Sep 22, 2020 Rapaport News
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VicenzaOro Lifts Sentiment Despite Slow Sales
VicenzaOro staged the first major international jewelry trade fair since before Covid-19 amid strict safety measures, with buyers booking modest orders.Attendance was well below pre-pandemic levels due to the absence of participants...
Polished Markets Sep 21, 2020 David Brough
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Letšeng Yields Two More Large Stones
Gem Diamonds has recovered an additional two large, high-quality diamonds from its Letšeng mine in Lesotho.An “exceptional” quality, 166-carat, type II diamond was unearthed last week, the same day the company found a yellow...
Mining Sep 21, 2020 Rapaport News
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Charles & Colvard Embraces Lab-Grown Diamonds
Charles & Colvard, the producer of synthetic-moissanite jewelry, has launched a line of bridal and fashion pieces featuring lab-grown diamonds.“There is a growing awareness of and demand for lab-created gems,” Don O’Connell, the company’s CEO, said...
Retail Sep 21, 2020 Rapaport News
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Alrosa Names New Belgium Chief
Alrosa has appointed Akil Zubir as managing director of its Belgium office, the miner said Thursday. He will succeed Sergey Panchekhin, who has worked for the company for more than 20 years and plans...
Mining Sep 21, 2020 Rapaport News
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Bonhams Appoints Hong Kong Jewelry Head
Bonhams has promoted Leslie Roskind to lead its Hong Kong jewelry department, it said Monday.Roskind, who has been with Bonhams since April 2019, will oversee the procuring and selling of jewelry in the municipality,...
Polished Markets Sep 21, 2020 Rapaport News
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Rapaport Weekly Market Comment
Rising expectations for holiday season. Deloitte predicts 1.5% growth in US retail sales, driven by 25%-35% spike in e-commerce. Jewelers with strong online and social media presence doing well; others struggling. Trading momentum slowed...
Polished Markets Sep 17, 2020 Rapaport News
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Research Sep 17, 2020 Rapaport
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Israel, Dubai Diamond Sectors Sign Trade Deal
Diamond bourses in Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a cooperation deal following the recent peace accord between the two Middle East countries.The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) will open...
Polished Markets Sep 17, 2020 Rapaport News
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Swiss Watch Exports Slowly Recovering
The decline in Swiss watch exports continued to ease slightly in August, as orders from China rose.Total shipments fell 12% year on year to CHF 1.34 billion ($1.48 billion), the sixth consecutive monthly decline. However, the...
Polished Markets Sep 17, 2020 Rapaport News
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LVMH and Tiffany Lock Horns over Trial Timing
LVMH has asked a court to delay Tiffany & Co.’s lawsuit against the luxury group, prompting the US jeweler to renew its allegations of foul play by its would-be acquirer. Tiffany had petitioned the Delaware Chancery...
Retail Sep 17, 2020 Rapaport News
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Dominion to Sell Ekati Mine for $126M
Dominion Diamond Mines has sold its Ekati mine in Canada to affiliates of its owner, the Washington Companies, for $126 million amid struggles with mounting debt.The offer came from Canadian Diamond Holdings and...
Mining Sep 17, 2020 Rapaport News
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US Retail Sales Continue Rebound in August
US retail sales rose in August for the fourth consecutive month, though the rate of growth slowed from July, government data showed.Overall retail sales increased 2.6% compared to the same period last year, and...
Retail Sep 17, 2020 Rapaport News
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HB Antwerp Aims to Shake Up Large-Stone Market
It’s not often a newcomer sweeps in to buy the largest diamond available on the market. Such deals are usually reserved for high-end jewelers such as Graff, Moussaieff, Harry Winston, or even large-scale retailers like Chow...
Manufacturing Sep 17, 2020 Joshua Freedman
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