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GIA Exposes Rough Diamond with Fake Green Color
Manufacturers coated a rough diamond with a green substanceto imitate a natural color, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) saidafter the stone turned up for grading.The presence of chromium oxide powder on the surface ofthe 6.49-carat crystal...
Rough Markets Aug 19, 2019 Rapaport News
Rough diamonds
De Beers Lets Clients Reject 50% of Goods
De Beers will allow sightholders to refuse more rough diamonds than usual at thisweek’s sight, aiming to ease pressure on the market without reducing prices. Clients will be free to turn down 50% of available goods amid a slump...
Rough Markets Aug 18, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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
Diamond in tweezers
India’s Polished Exports Hit Three-Year Low
India’s polished-diamond exports slid 13% in the first six monthsof the year, reaching their lowest level since a market slump in the secondhalf of 2015. The drop reflected a slowdown in the trading and manufacturingsectors, resulting...
Polished Markets Aug 04, 2019 Rapaport News
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
De Beers sight box
De Beers Sales Sink to Lowest Level Since 2015
De Beers’ rough-diamond sales plummeted 53% this month ascustomers accepted the miner’s offer to defer purchases until the marketimproves.Weak polished demand and excess supply in the manufacturingand trading sectors have hurt sightholders’ appetite...
Mining Jul 30, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Rough diamond and sorting labels, Kimberley
De Beers Profit Falls Amid Market Slump
De Beers’ profit dropped in the first half of the year asweak demand at the trade and consumer levels impacted diamond prices, thecompany said Thursday. The rough market was subdued due to high inventories inboth...
Mining Jul 25, 2019 Rapaport News
Large Canadian rough diamond in palm of hand, GSS
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
Lab-grown rough diamond
India Differentiates Synthetics Imports
India has introduced an import classification code solely for lab-grown rough diamonds, enabling the industry to keep better watch of syntheticsentering the country.The government has separated the Indian Trade Clarification(ITC) code for rough...
Financial-Legal Jul 14, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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
Alrosa
Rough Trading Slowed in 2018
Global rough-diamond shipments dropped last year,reflecting slower trading in India and Belgium, according to new data from theKimberley Process (KP). Total rough imports slipped 3% to $48.49 billion for 2018,with volume down 7% to 424.2 million...
Rough Markets Jul 09, 2019 Rapaport News
A rough diamond
Rough Prices Set for Slump – Analyst
Rough-diamond prices are likely to fall 5% this year asweakness in the industry continues, Panmure Gordon analyst Kieron Hodgson haspredicted. The investment bank has lowered its expectations for themarket, having previously forecast price...
Rough Markets Jul 08, 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
NY jewelry store
US Polished Imports Rise in 1Q
Shipments of polished diamonds to the US grew 4% to $5.51billion in the first quarter, as a stronger March canceled out a negative startto the year. Imports rose 13% to $2.23 billion for the month, compared with a1% rise in January...
Polished Markets Jun 06, 2019 Rapaport News
Alrosa colored diamond polished
Alrosa to Sell Directly to Consumers
Alrosa is launching a source-of-origin program that will enable dealers and consumers to buy polished diamonds with detailed provenance information.The Russian miner will create an “electronic passport” for each diamond on a new website, diamonds.alrosa.ru, presenting...
Retail Jun 04, 2019 Rapaport News
Gateway of India
India Cracks Down on Rough Shipments
India’s diamond trade is in a fight with authorities overstricter customs enforcement for rough that could have a “disastrous” impact on theindustry.Companies have recently been suspected of giving incorrect values for imports or exports of rough diamonds, a senior...
Financial-Legal May 26, 2019 Joshua Freedman
AWDC building Antwerp
Belgium Rough Trade Slows in 1Q
Belgium saw a decline in its imports and exports of rough diamondsin the first quarter, as mining companies’ sales dropped.Shipments into thecountry slid 33% to $2.09 billion for the period, reflecting a 38% slump inrough sales...
Rough Markets Apr 28, 2019 Rapaport News
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