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Gem Diamonds
Gem Diamonds Firm on No-Dividend Policy
Nearly a quarter of Gem Diamonds’ shareholders voted againstreelecting CEO Clifford Elphick to the company’s board, in an effort to force approval of share buybacks and dividends. The board directors opposed implementing those measures because of the current...
Mining Dec 01, 2019 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds
Letšeng Yields Two Diamonds Above 100ct.
Gem Diamonds has recovered two diamonds weighing more than100 carats from its Letšeng mine in Lesotho. The miner found a 120-carat, high-quality, white, type IIa diamond onNovember 20, and a 125-carat, low-quality stone...
Mining Nov 24, 2019 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds
Gem Diamonds Lowers Full-Year Outlook
Gem Diamonds has reduced its sales guidance for the year, asa problem with its high-value satellite pipe has forced it to mine from thelower-value portion of its Letšeng mine in Lesotho. The miner now...
Mining Nov 06, 2019 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds
Letšeng Yields 161ct. Rough
Gem Diamonds has recovered a diamond weighing 161carats from its Letšeng mine in Lesotho. The miner found the “high-quality” white, type IIa stone onOctober 28, it said. Including this rough, Gem Diamonds has...
Mining Oct 29, 2019 Rapaport News
Letseng diamonds
Lesotho Renews Letšeng Lease
Gem Diamonds has obtained a 10-year lease to continue miningat the lucrative Letšeng deposit in Lesotho, but will haveto pay a larger proportion of its sales proceeds to the government. The southern African kingdom has also...
Mining Oct 06, 2019 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds
Gem Diamonds Unearths 127ct. Rough
Gem Diamonds has recovered a diamond weighing 127 caratsfrom its Letšeng mine in Lesotho. The miner found the D-color, type II stone on September 11,it said Monday. The diamond is the fourth white stone of that...
Mining Sep 18, 2019 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds
Drop in Large Stones Dents Gem Diamonds
Gem Diamonds’ profit fell in the first half of the year, asthe volume of large stones unearthed at its Letšeng mine in Lesotho hassignificantly declined from last year. Profit plunged 75% to $6.6 million for the...
Mining Sep 05, 2019 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds
Letšeng Mine Yields 114ct. Yellow
Gem Diamonds has recovered its third yellow diamond over 100carats this year, following a two-year dearth of stones in that hue and size. The miner found the 114.2-carat rough on August 22 at itsLetšeng mine in Lesotho,...
Mining Aug 26, 2019 Rapaport News
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Graff Reveals Polished Lesotho Pink
Graff has unveiled the polished pink diamond it cut from the13.33-carat rough it purchased from Gem Diamonds in March. The jeweler set the pear-shaped, 5.63-carat, fancy-vivid-purplish-pinkstone in a rose-gold ring. Two pear-shaped shoulder stones, from...
Polished Markets Aug 25, 2019 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds
Slow Market Dents Gem Diamonds Results
Revenue at Gem Diamonds fell in the first half of the yearamid weakness in the market. Sales of rough diamonds from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho plunged 44% to $94.5 million by value, and dropped10% to 55,714 carats by volume,...
Mining Aug 18, 2019 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds
Letšeng Yields 124ct. Rough
Gem Diamonds has recovered a diamond weighing 123.5carats, its third white stone over 100 carats this year, and its second thismonth. It found the high-quality, type II stone at its Letšeng minein Lesotho on July...
Mining Jul 23, 2019 Rapaport News
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Gem Diamonds Unearths 140ct. Rough
Gem Diamonds has recovered a white diamond weighing 140carats, the second over 100 carats it has reported this year. It found the high-quality stone on July 6 at its Letšeng mine in Lesotho, the company said Monday.In...
Mining Jul 16, 2019 Rapaport News
Sotheby's 102.34 carat 2018
Why the Market for Large Diamonds Is in Free Fall
As the who’s who in the glitzy world of high-valuediamond auctions gathered in Geneva in May, there was an understated tone tothis year’s pilgrimage to the Swiss city. While Sotheby’s and Christie’s playedup their offerings of magnificent jewels,...
Polished Markets Jul 02, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Mazvi Maharasoa
Ex-Letšeng CEO Joins Gem Diamonds Board
Gem Diamonds has appointed Mazvi Maharasoa, the former head of itsLetšeng mining operation in Lesotho, as a non-executive director for the group,it reported Monday. Maharasoa has more than 20 years of senior-management experience,including at Letšeng Diamonds, where...
Mining Jul 01, 2019 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds
Gem Diamonds Unearths 135ct. Yellow
Gem Diamonds has recovered a 135-carat yellow at its Letšengmine in Lesotho, the third significant colored-diamond discovery at the depositthis year. The company retrieved the high-quality, type I stone on June21, three months after the mine...
Mining Jun 25, 2019 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds
Gem Diamonds Offloads Ghaghoo Mine
Gem Diamonds has sold its Ghaghoo mine in Botswana for $5.4million, following a two-year search for a buyer. Pro Civil, a Botswana-based company, will acquire the asset, which has been on care and maintenance since...
Mining Jun 20, 2019 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds
Large-Stone Recoveries Fall at Gem Diamonds
Gem Diamonds’ revenue faltered during the first quarter, as it recovered fewer large diamonds from its Letšeng mine. Sales plunged 51% to $51.9 million for the three months ending March 31, as the average...
Mining May 12, 2019 Rapaport News
Graff
Graff Adds 13ct. Lesotho Pink to Portfolio
Luxury jeweler Graff is preparing to cut and polish the exceptional 13.33-carat Lesotho Pink that sold for $8.8 million in February. The company revealed this week that it bought the stone from Gem Diamonds...
Rough Markets Mar 25, 2019 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds
Gem Diamonds Unearths 161ct. Rough
Gem Diamonds has recovered a 161-carat rough stone, the first over 100 carats it has reported this year. It found the high-quality, white, type IIa diamond on March 21at its Letšeng mine in Lesotho, the...
Mining Mar 24, 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
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