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Rapaport Weekly Market Comment
Hong Kong emerging as important trade center with some post-coronavirus demand from China. US market mostly shut. New York and other regional centers closed due to Covid-19. Riots and looting are keeping jewelry...
Polished Markets Jun 04, 2020 Rapaport News
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BlueRock Hits Record Output After Reopening
BlueRock Diamonds has reached record production at its Kareevlei mine in South Africa, after resuming operations last month.Output since May 11, when the deposit reopened following a Covid-19 lockdown, totaled 41,500 tonnes of ore,...
Mining Jun 04, 2020 Rapaport News
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LVMH-Tiffany Deal Faces Uncertainty
The LVMH board met on Tuesday to discuss its takeover of Tiffany & Co., fueling rumors that the $16.2 billion deal was less certain than before Covid-19.The panel of directors “focused its attention on the...
Retail Jun 04, 2020 Rapaport News
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Protests Lead to Looting of US Jewelry Stores
Many US jewelers are coping with stolen property and the destruction of their premises following major looting sprees amid protests over the death of George Floyd.“It was like a war zone,” said Mark Clodius,...
Retail Jun 04, 2020 Leah Meirovich
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SSEF Launches Service Identifying Pearl Species
The Swiss Gemmological Institute (SSEF) has introduced a service that determines a pearl’s species using DNA fingerprinting.The Basel-based laboratory has substantially expanded its database and capabilities, enabling it to identify each of the eight oyster...
Technology Jun 03, 2020 Rapaport News
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Lucapa Raises $3.6M for Lulo Kimberlite Hunt
Lucapa Diamond Company has completed a sale of new shares that successfully raised AUD 5.25 million ($3.6 million) to fund its search for the kimberlite source of its high-value alluvial stones.The proceeds of the rights...
Mining Jun 03, 2020 Rapaport News
Alrosa Rough Diamonds
Alrosa Sees Demand for Rough at Digital Sale
Alrosa sold 102 large rough diamonds at its latest digital tender, noting that there was still demand for its goods despite the coronavirus crisis.“The results of the digital tender’s first round show...
Rough Markets Jun 03, 2020 Rapaport News
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Coronavirus Updates: Impact on the Diamond Trade
The Covid-19 pandemic that has swept the globe has had a notable impact on the diamond industry, with new developments unfolding every day. Here, we present a one-stop, running news feed on industry events impacted...
Polished Markets Jun 03, 2020 Rapaport News
Titan
Titan Expects Profit Hit from India Lockdown
Titan Company anticipates a negative impact on its profit in the first half of the year amid “very marginal” sales due to the coronavirus-related lockdown in India.Government measures forced the jeweler to shut all its stores and...
Retail Jun 02, 2020 Rapaport News
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De Beers Offering Sight Goods Outside Botswana
De Beers will hold viewings of sight goods in locations other than Botswana, enabling customers to access the company’s rough amid travel restrictions.The miner will introduce the provision in “relevant diamond centers” for the upcoming...
Rough Markets Jun 02, 2020 Joshua Freedman
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Rapaport to Present ‘State of the Diamond Industry’
The annual Rapaport Breakfast this Thursday will explore what’s next for the diamond industry as it navigates the economic crisis resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic. “This will be one of the most important presentations...
Polished Markets Jun 02, 2020 Rapaport News
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Diamond Markets Return Cautiously
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, June 2, 2020, Las Vegas… Diamond trading is starting to regain traction in Hong Kong with some demand from China. Hong Kong is mostly open for business, but concerns are mounting about...
Polished Markets Jun 02, 2020 Rapaport
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DPA Relaunches as the Natural Diamond Council
The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) has unveiled a new name and strategy it hopes will resonate with younger consumers and position it as a leading digital publisher of information about diamonds.The category-marketing organization is now the Natural...
Marketing Jun 01, 2020 Rapaport News
Hong Kong Retail
Hong Kong Retail Sales Hit All-Time Low
Sales of jewelry and other luxury items in Hong Kong plunged to their lowest level on record in April, as business remained challenging even as the pandemic threat cleared locally.Revenue from jewelry, watches, clocks and other valuable...
Retail Jun 01, 2020 Rapaport News
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IGI Reopens Global Offices
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has reopened several offices around the world following coronavirus-related closures, it said Thursday.Its centers in Antwerp, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Bangkok, Tel Aviv, Dubai and Japan are...
Polished Markets Jun 01, 2020 Rapaport News
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Podcast: Time for Subtle, Discreet Brand Marketing
As difficult as the Covid-19 lockdown period has been, Sally Morrison, director of public relations at De Beers’ consumer and brands division, sees opportunity for the diamond industry moving forward. In the first episode of the Rapaport...
Marketing Jun 01, 2020 Rapaport News
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Petra Mulls June Tender After Rough-Price Slump
Petra Diamonds is considering whether to hold a rough tender in June after a market slowdown prompted it to cancel its May sale.Prices fell 27% in March and April compared with February as the Covid-19 pandemic reduced business activity...
Mining May 31, 2020 Rapaport News
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Alrosa Allows Deferrals at Third Consecutive Sale
Alrosa has continued its policy of enabling customers to hold off buying its rough diamonds until later in the year, aiming to avoid flooding the market with goods.The flexibility will be in place at the upcoming June...
Rough Markets May 31, 2020 Rapaport News
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JA Reveals CASE Award Winners
Jewelers of America (JA) has announced the winners of its 30th annual CASE Awards for jewelry design, recognizing retail and supply members whose pieces feature creativity, artistry, style and excellence.This year, JA expanded...
Polished Markets May 31, 2020 Rapaport News
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