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Podcast: Young Diamantaires Explore South Africa
The Rapaport Diamond Podcast interviews Rami Baron, founder of the Young Diamantaires group and leader of a trip to De Beers’ Venetia mine in South Africa.In this episode, Baron speaks to Rapaport senior news reporter Joshua Freedman,...
Polished Markets Sep 15, 2019 Rapaport News
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Nurturing the Next Generation of Diamantaires
If anyone in the industry wanted to know how to transform a diamondbusiness and safeguard its future, they might do well to speak to the 25members of the Young Diamantaires group who went on last week’s mission toSouth Africa.The delegates...
Mining Sep 12, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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South Africa Urges Diamond-Sector Change
The South African government is calling for change in thediamond industry after expressing concern about the slow pace of localbeneficiation. The Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy hasappointed a regulator to monitor the transformation after...
Rough Markets Sep 02, 2019 Rapaport News
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Diamond Glut Prompts De Beers to Slash Production
De Beers has lowered its production forecast for this year,noting that weakness in the diamond trade negatively affected itsperformance in the second quarter.Sales volume slumped 10% to 9 million carats in the threemonths ending June 30 due...
Mining Jul 18, 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
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De Beers Reduces Sightholder Supply
De Beers sightholders are bracing for lower rough supplyfor the rest of 2019 as the miner reduces its production and fulfills itscommitments to support local manufacturing in Africa.The company expects production to drop as its Victor minein...
Rough Markets Apr 08, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Petra Diamonds
Petra Unearths 101ct. Rough at Cullinan
Petra Diamonds recovered two gem-quality rough stones fromits Cullinan mine in South Africa Friday. The 100.83-carat, D-color, type IIstone and another 6.12-carat, blue, type II diamond will be included in the company’supcoming tender later...
Mining Mar 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Diamcor
Diamcor Sales Rise, Loss Drops in 3Q
Diamcor saw a significant sales jump in the third fiscal quarter asproduction increased at its mine in South Africa. Revenue surged 76% to $1.4 million in the three monthsending December 31 2018, compared to $864,546 in the same period...
Mining Mar 03, 2019 Rapaport News
De Beers Veneita
Higher Costs Hit De Beers Profit
De Beers’ earnings fell in 2018 due to the costs of new initiatives such asits Lightbox synthetics business.Underlying earnings slid 34% to $349 million, as capital expenditure rose 53% to $417 million for the year, the company...
Mining Feb 21, 2019 Rapaport News
Sorting at DTC Botswana
De Beers Green-Lights Disclosure-Rule Changes
De Beers has approved plans to allow sightholders to referto its goods as “DTC diamonds,” a company spokesperson confirmed with RapaportNews on Tuesday. The miner consulted with clients during the December sightin Botswana, proposing to relax its...
Mining Jan 08, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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De Beers Ready to Relax Its Provenance Rules
De Beers is planning to loosen its source-disclosure restrictions for sightholders following requests for increased transparency, Rapaport News has learned.The company consulted with clients during this week’s sightin Botswana, proposing to let them refer...
Rough Markets Dec 13, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Diamcor
Production Drop Hits Diamcor Sales
Diamcor’s sales fell in the second fiscal quarter as lowerproduction at its mine in South Africa resulted in reduced availability ofgoods. Revenue dropped 45% to $726,588 in the three months endingSeptember 30 compared to $1.3 million in the same period...
Mining Dec 02, 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
Kimberley
Kimberley Rough Goes on Sale in Antwerp
Production from the Kimberley mining operations in SouthAfrica will come to Antwerp for tender following Petra Diamonds’ sale of theasset. Until now, Petra only offered the goods for sale in SouthAfrica. The company offloaded...
Rough Markets Aug 29, 2018 Rapaport News
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De Beers Sales Volume Rises in Positive Market
De Beers’ sales volume and production grew sharply in thesecond quarter amid strong trading conditions, the miner’s parent companyreported Thursday. Rough-diamond sales rose 69% to 10 million carats during thethree months ending June 30,...
Mining Jul 19, 2018 Rapaport News
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Trans Atlantic Brings In $35M at Dubai Tender
Trans Atlantic Gem Sales (TAGS) garnered $35 million from atender of rough diamonds in Dubai in June, it said Monday.The company sold 27,161 carats of high-qualitystones sourced from mines in South Africa and Angola. The diamonds...
Rough Markets Jul 09, 2018 Rapaport News
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Petra Sells Kimberley Mine for $22M
Petra Diamonds will offload its majority stake in theKimberley mine, claiming the deal will ensure a sustainable future for theproject and help the company focus on its core assets. Ekapa Mining has agreed...
Mining Jul 05, 2018 Rapaport News
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Losses Grow at South Africa’s Trans Hex
Trans Hex Group’s losses widened 2% to $13.9 million (ZAR186.8 million) in the past fiscal year, reflecting the termination of its LowerOrange River (LOR) mining operations. The company halted production at the unprofitable LORdivision in South...
Mining Jun 24, 2018 Rapaport News
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De Beers Raises Prices at $520M Sale
De Beers’ April sight closed with a value of $520 millionamid concerns among manufacturers that higher rough prices could affect profitmargins.De Beers raised prices by 1% to 2% from the previous salefor larger size categories, sightholders told...
Rough Markets Apr 17, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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8ct. Diamond Boosts Tango Average Price
Tango Mining achieved an average price of $864 per carat atits March tender, driven by the sale of an 8.47-carat diamond, the company saidFriday. The stone, which fetched $2,896 per carat, was among 106 roughdiamonds...
Mining Mar 25, 2018 Rapaport News
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