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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
Alrosa Lomonosov deposit
Alrosa Falls Victim to Changing Retail Practices
Retailers’ attempts to maintain low diamond inventories are hurtingdemand across the trade, Alrosa warned after reporting its lowest quarterlysales since 2015. The Russian miner’s sales slumped 26% to $807 million in thesecond quarter...
Mining Jul 18, 2019 Rapaport News
Rio Tinto Argyle pink tender 2019
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
Stornoway 150
Stornoway Prices Continue to Fall
Rough prices slumped for Stornoway Diamond Corporation inthe second quarter, as market weakness dented demand for the miner’s range ofgoods. The average price of the company’s sales slid 18% to $76 percarat in the...
Mining Jul 11, 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
Rough diamonds
Trans Hex Cautious About Future Operations
Trans Hexhas issued a warning about its capacity to continue as a going concern, stating there was“material uncertainty” around its ability to fund its short-term liquidityrequirements. The notificationcomes amid continued operating losses for the business....
Mining Jul 02, 2019 Rapaport News
Firestone Liqhobong
Firestone Gets Bank Waiver After Prices Slide
ABSA Bank has granted Firestone Diamonds a waiver after adrop in small-diamond prices put the miner at risk of breaching its loan covenants. The terms of Firestone’s $82.4 million loan from ABSA included assumptions about...
Mining Jul 02, 2019 Rapaport News
DTC Botswana sorting
De Beers Sales Slump 25% in May
De Beers’ sales fell to their lowest level in more than ayear and a half, as a slowdown in the Indian manufacturing sector hit roughdemand. Revenue dropped 25% to $415 million for the fourth salescycle of the year, which...
Rough Markets May 21, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Debswana Jwaneng
De Beers Sales Jump 10% in April
De Beers recorded its largest rough-diamond sale sincemid-2018 as demand was steady following a slow first quarter. Sales rose 10% year on year to $575 million in the thirdsales cycle of the year, including last week’s sight...
Rough Markets Apr 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds 13.33ct pink diamond
Letšeng Pink Sells for Almost $9M
Gem Diamonds has announced the sale of a 13.33-carat pinkdiamond, discovered in February at its mine in Lesotho, for $8.8 million. The tender sale, which took place in Antwerp, represents a record per-caratprice of $656,933 for the company,...
Mining Mar 14, 2019 Rapaport News
Venetia
Weak Demand Weighs on De Beers Sales
De Beers’ sales fell for the second consecutive month, ashigh rough prices and slim midstream profits softened demand from buyers,sightholders reported. Sales of $490 million in February were 13% below ayear ago amid...
Rough Markets Mar 06, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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
Alrosa Nyurbinskaya open-pit mine
New Alrosa Client List Excludes Leviev Firm
Alrosa has stopped supplying rough diamonds to Lev Leviev’sLLD Diamonds through its contract-sales arrangement, as part of a reshuffle of the miner’s long-term client list.The tycoon’s Israel-based firm is one of “several” former customersthat have dropped off...
Rough Markets Jan 31, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Victor mine
2H Slump Dents De Beers Sales Volume
De Beers’ sales volume fell 4% last year due to weakeneddemand for lower-value diamonds in the second half. The miner sold 33.7 million carats of rough, compared with 35.1million carats in 2017, as clients bought fewer of its...
Mining Jan 24, 2019 Rapaport News
Stornoway
Weakness in Low-Value Stones Hits Stornoway
Stornoway Diamond Corporation’s sales fell in the finalthree months of last year as weakness in the Indian market dented prices oflower-value rough from its Renard mine in Canada. Fourth-quarter proceeds dropped 35% to CAD 32.1 million($24.2...
Mining Jan 20, 2019 Rapaport News
Tiffany program
Tiffany to Disclose Origin of Diamonds
Tiffany & Co has begun disclosing the geographical originof its diamonds to consumers, pledging to go beyond the standardresponsible-sourcing methods prevalent in the industry. The company will provide information on stones’ regions orcountries of origin in its engagement-ring...
Retail Jan 09, 2019 Rapaport News
Lucara Karowe sorting
Lucara Completes First Sale on Clara Platform
Lucara Diamond Corp. recorded an 8% premium in theinaugural sale of rough on its new digital platform, which it completed lastmonth, the miner reported Tuesday. Five out of seven participating manufacturers andjewelers came away with goods, with...
Rough Markets Jan 08, 2019 Rapaport News
Stocks 2018.
Four Trends from a Tough Year for Stocks
Diamond-related shares mainly fell in 2018, in line with aglobal stock-market downturn. Investors fretted about trade tensions, uncertainconsumer demand and the impact of the US Federal Reserve raising interest ratesin December. The S&P 500...
Financial-Legal Jan 02, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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
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