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Alrosa
Alrosa Sales Slide in August
Alrosa’s sales fell 38% year on year to $181.8 million in August, as weakness in the market persisted. However, the result was an improvement on last month’s$170.5 million, the miner’s weakest figure since it began releasing data in 2016....
Mining Sep 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Marketing
Opinion: An Urgent Call to Invest in Marketing
The diamond industry must significantly increase its marketing spend to ensure the trade’s longevity. This need is highlighted by the difficult conditions the sector has endured over the past few years.Recent challenges have...
Marketing Sep 09, 2019 Shashin Choksi & Siddharth Choksi
Alrosa
Alrosa Consolidating Key Mining Division
Alrosa’s supervisory board will vote Tuesday on whether to close a subsidiary that controls two of its largest mines, bringing those deposits into its core business.The Russian miner owns a 97.5% stake in Alrosa-Nyurba, which holds...
Mining Sep 08, 2019 Rapaport News
Jim Duffy
Tracr Aiming to Be More Than a Blockchain
As a tech guy, Jim Duffy spends much of his time on the road explaining technical terms in a way laymen can understand. He has his work cut out for him as CEO of Tracr, De Beers’ blockchain project — especially...
Polished Markets Sep 04, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Alrosa colored polished diamond HK show 150
Alrosa to Hold Second True Colors Auction
Alrosa will offer more than 200 polished coloreddiamonds at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair in September. The True Colors auction will feature a pear-cut, 18.07-carat, intense-yellow diamond which is internally flawless, the...
Polished Markets Aug 25, 2019 Rapaport News
Alrosa
Alrosa Slashes Full-Year Sales Outlook
Alrosa has reduced its sales forecast for this year in light of sluggish rough demand in the second quarter.The company expects to sell between 32 million and 33 million carats of rough diamonds for 2019, compared to its...
Mining Aug 20, 2019 Rapaport News
Sotheby's
Sotheby’s Expects $26M for Pink Diamond
A 10.64-carat pink diamond ring worth up to $25.5 million will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s Hong Kong sale. The fancy-vivid-purplish-pink center stone is internallyflawless, the auction house told Rapaport News Friday. Sotheby’s willoffer the...
Polished Markets Aug 18, 2019 Rapaport News
KGK, Botswana
Who’s Buying the Rough in 2019?
The stability of the diamond industry is largely in thehands of 122 manufacturers and dealers that buy rough on a contractual basis. Many of the sector’s current problems have resulted from too much rough entering the market...
Rough Markets Aug 11, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Alrosa
Alrosa Sales Hit Lowest Level on Record
Alrosa’s July sales slumped to their lowest point in three years, as weakness in the rough market continued to impact demand. The Russian miner’s total sales slid 50% to $170.5 millionfor the month, it reported Friday. Rough-diamond...
Mining Aug 11, 2019 Rapaport News
Diamonds at Tenders
Let’s Set Our Sights on the Auctions
De Beers’ first-half earnings highlighted the many challenges facing the diamond trade. But beyond the sharp declines the mining company suffered, CEO Bruce Cleaver and chief financial officer Nimesh Patel were...
Rough Markets Aug 07, 2019 Avi Krawitz
De Beers
Diamond Trading Quiet Amid Tight Profits
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, August 6, 2019, Las Vegas … Diamond-market sentiment was weak in July due to tight profits and liquidity. The pressures facing cutters and dealers resulted from high rough supply at inflated prices...
Polished Markets Aug 06, 2019 Rapaport
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 Deputy CEO Among Senior Exits
Yury Okoemov, one of Alrosa’s deputy CEOs and head of its diamond-cutting division, is leaving the Russian miner, the company said Tuesday. Okoemov has been with the Alrosa since 1993. After his departure,...
Mining Jul 31, 2019 Rapaport News
AFG
French Gem Group to Hold Diamond Symposium
The French Association of Gemmology (AFG) will hold aconference in Paris on the state of the diamond industry, it said Monday.The 18th Paris Gemmological Rendez Vous — whichwill take place on September 9 — will cover topics including diamondmining,...
Polished Markets Jul 23, 2019 Rapaport News
Botswana Diamonds
Botswana Diamonds to Start Selling by 4Q
Botswana Diamonds has raised the funds needed to continueoperations, and expects to hold its first sale by the fourth quarter. The company, which has struggled with challenges that hitits bottom line, had questioned...
Mining Jul 22, 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
Alrosa rough diamonds 150
Alrosa Partners with Zimbabwe Mining Company
Alrosa has agreed to a joint venture with nationalminer Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) for exploring new diamondprojects in the country. The deal, which provides Alrosa with a 70% stake in any newgreenfield deposits, encompasses...
Mining Jul 17, 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
Alrosa rough
Stop Buying Rough
The prevailing panic surrounding the rise of lab-grown diamonds is overshadowing the bigger challenge facing the diamond market: There is no profit in the trade. This long-term challenge is reaching crisis levels, as manufacturers lack liquidity and...
Rough Markets Jul 03, 2019 Avi Krawitz
De Beers Sorting
De Beers Cuts Prices as Rough Sales Slide
De Beers’ rough-diamond sales slumped to a 20-month low of $390 million in June amid weak sentiment in the manufacturing sector. Sightholders noted the price cuts De Beers implemented on certain categories were not enough to stimulate demand. “The...
Rough Markets Jun 25, 2019 Avi Krawitz
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