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Tongo
Newfield Secures Funds for Sierra Leone Mine
Newfield Resources will start construction at the Tongo mine in Sierra Leone in the coming weeks, after its board approved final funding for the project. The first diamond production from the mine is expected...
Mining Jul 30, 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
De Beers rough diamonds 150
DDI Unveils Standards for Artisanal Miners
A new program by the Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) aims to help artisanal miners receive certification to show their diamonds are conflict-free. The Maendeleo Diamond Standards (MDS), named after the Swahili word for development,...
Mining Apr 28, 2019 Rapaport News
Sierra Leone
Rapaport Proposes Sierra Leone Diamond Reform
RAPAPORT PRESSRELEASE, April 17, 2019, New York … The Rapaport Trade Mission to Sierra Leoneattracted a strong group of 29 international diamantaires and jewelers. Participants were from theUS, India, UAE, UK, Switzerland, Turkey, Canada, Spain, and...
Fair Trade Apr 17, 2019 Rapaport
Sierra Leone MR 150
Rapaport Announces Mission to Sierra Leone
The Rapaport Group is organizing a trip to Sierra Leone for members of the diamond and jewelry trade wishing to gain insight into the artisanal mining sector.The visit will provide an opportunity to meet and interact with...
Fair Trade Jan 28, 2019 Rapaport
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Martin Rapaport New Year Message
Dear Friends,Greetings and best wishes for a happy, healthy, prosperousand peaceful New Year. The New Year is an important time for introspection. Forthinking about our past, present and future. This New Year has...
Fair Trade Dec 20, 2018 Martin Rapaport
Sierra Leone 150
Sierra Leone Produces 144ct. Rough
A company in Sierra Leone has obtained and exported a 144.12-caratrough diamond worth at least $600,000, authorities in the west African nationsaid Tuesday. A licensed diamond exporter brought the stone to theprecious-minerals trading department of the National Minerals...
Mining Jul 04, 2018 Rapaport News
Ethical Supply Chains Town Hall
Jewelers Talk Industry Ethics at Rapaport Forum
Diamantaires and jewelers discussed ways of creating an ethical diamond supply chain when they gathered at Rapaport’s Town Hall Meeting in Las Vegas.The forum, which took place at the JCK show on June 3, aimed to develop a more...
Fair Trade Jun 14, 2018 Rapaport News
Martin Rapaport
Martin Rapaport - State of the Industry - Rapaport Breakfast at JCK 2018
Martin Rapaport, Chairman of the Rapaport Group, outlined his concerns about the supply side of the market in his annual address in Las Vegas.“Not only must you know where your diamonds are coming from,...
Polished Markets Jun 07, 2018 Rapaport News
Sierra Leone 150
De Beers to Sell Diamonds from Artisanal Miners
De Beers announced plans to work with artisanal miners in SierraLeone to ensure their diamonds are ethically sourced and sold at a fair priceon its auction platform. The company has partnered with the Diamond DevelopmentInitiative (DDI)...
Mining Apr 22, 2018 Rapaport News
Stellar Diamonds 150
Stellar Agrees to Takeover Deal
Stellar Diamonds has struck a $10.8 million (GBP 7.7 million)takeover agreement with Newfield Resources, raising its hopes of bringing itsSierra Leone mine into production, the company said Monday. Stellar, which operates the...
Mining Mar 13, 2018 Rapaport News
Peace Diamond
Peace Diamond Video Challenge Results
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, December3, 2017, New York… The Rapaport Group is pleased to announce thatthe winner of the $5,000 Peace Diamond Video Challenge is Manjari Agrawal withapproximately 2,800 likes. The winners of the India-onlycontest are...
Rough Markets Dec 04, 2017 Rapaport News
Peace Diamond
Story of the Peace Diamond: It Takes a Village
Negotiations began immediately when Komba John-Bull and his four coworkers arrived at Pastor Emmanuel Momoh’s home on that fateful night on March 13, 2017. The team of diamond diggers was confident they had something...
Mining Nov 20, 2017 Avi Krawitz
Peace Diamond
Peace Diamond Departs Antwerp for New York
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, November 15, 2017, New York… The 709-carat Peace Diamond left Belgium and is on the way to New York where it will be shown to the world’s most important diamond buyers. The New...
Rough Markets Nov 16, 2017 Rapaport
Sierra Leone Meya Prosperity 476ct
After Peace, Sierra Leone Set to Sell Prosperity
Koin International will sell the fifth-largest rough diamondin Sierra Leone’s history in a tender, the company said Monday.Meya Mining, which recovered the 476-carat diamond last weekin the nation’s Kono district, has appointed...
Rough Markets Nov 15, 2017 Rapaport News
476ct Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone Yields Another Massive Diamond
A Sierra Leone mining operation discovered a 476-carat rough diamond at the Meya deposit in the nation’s Kono district last week, its owner announced Friday.Meya Mining, a subsidiary of Namibia-based conglomerate TrustcoGroup, found the diamond, which...
Mining Nov 12, 2017 Rapaport News
Peace Diamond
Rapaport Peace Diamond Video Challenge
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, November 7, 2017, New York… The Rapaport Group is offering a first prize of $5,000 for the best video promoting the Peace Diamond® and the brand concept “Diamonds That Make the...
Rough Markets Nov 07, 2017 Rapaport
Peace Diamond
Rapaport to Auction Peace Diamond in December
The Rapaport Group will auction the 709-carat Peace Diamondin New York in early December following viewings in global trading centers, thecompany announced Tuesday.The rough stone, considered the 14th-largest diamond inhistory, is on display in Israel...
Rough Markets Oct 18, 2017 Rapaport News
Rapaport Sierra Leone Peace Diamond
Rapaport to Auction 709ct. Peace Diamond
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, October 15, 2017, New York… The Governmentof Sierra Leone is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rapaport Group asthe marketing and sales agent of the Peace Diamond. This 709-carat diamond,discovered...
Rough Markets Oct 15, 2017 Rapaport
Stellar Baoulé mine Guinea
Stellar to Sell Guinea Mining Projects
Stellar Diamonds has agreed to sell its operations in theRepublic of Guinea to BDG Capital for $2 million, after calling off a previousdeal with Citigate Commodities Trading.Stellar’s Guinea projects, which are not core to its overallbusiness, consist...
Mining Jun 07, 2017 Rapaport News
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