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De Beers Sight Box
Challenges Persist as De Beers Sees Red
De Beers suffered heavy losses in the first half of the year due to Covid-19, and cautioned that substantial challenges would remain for the diamond market.The diamond miner fell into the red for the...
Rough Markets Jul 30, 2020 Rapaport News
Sarah Kuijlaars.
De Beers Names Sarah Kuijlaars as CFO
Sarah Kuijlaars will take over as chief financial officer of De Beers on September 1, succeeding Nimesh Patel, the miner announced Wednesday. She will also join the company’s board and executive committee.Kuijlaars was previously CFO...
Mining Jul 15, 2020 Rapaport News
Diamonds Do Good
Industry Leaders to Offer Insights in Virtual Session
Diamonds Do Good will host a virtual gathering in which key leaders from the diamond and retail sectors will offer insights and perspectives on the future of the natural-diamond industry.“The world has undergone a seismic change...
Polished Markets Jul 08, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers
Survey: Shoppers Prefer to Buy Jewelry In-Store
US consumers still favor purchasing diamond jewelry in a brick-and-mortar shop, but want store owners to provide proper safety measures against the coronavirus, according to a De Beers survey.“While consumers increasingly desire a diamond-acquisition journey that blends the...
Retail Jul 07, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers Insight Report
Consumers Seeking ‘Meaningful’ Gifts – De Beers
More than half of US consumers think holiday gifts this year should be meaningful, and see diamonds as the top representation of that notion, according to a survey by De Beers.Some 56% of both men and women believed a meaningful gift...
Polished Markets Jun 11, 2020 Rapaport News
Rough diamond
India Trade Delays Import Freeze to June 1
The Indian diamond trade has postponed its one-month freeze on rough imports until June 1 to give companies more time to complete outstanding shipments.The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and four other...
Rough Markets May 20, 2020 Joshua Freedman
India Bharat Diamond Bourse
Exports Restart at India’s Bharat Diamond Bourse
Mumbai has dispatched its first diamond exports since India’s lockdown started, after the regional government allowed limited activities to resume at the city’s Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB).The first shipments took place on Tuesday,...
Polished Markets May 14, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Bruce Cleaver
Don’t Ban Rough Buying, De Beers Urges
De Beers CEO Bruce Cleaver has called on the trade to allow rough purchases, assuring manufacturers the company won’t require them to buy in the weak market.“We will only sell [rough] when the demand is such...
Rough Markets May 03, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers Donation
De Beers Donates to Women’s Support Groups
De Beers has contributed $200,000 to assist women’s shelters and support organizations in its diamond-producing countries during the COVID-19 pandemic.The money, which will be split evenly between Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa, will...
Mining Apr 30, 2020 Rapaport News
Nimesh Patel
De Beers CFO to Leave Company
De Beers chief financial officer Nimesh Patel will exit the company on July 26 to become CFO and executive director at UK-based Spirax-Sarco Engineering.Patel joined De Beers parent company Anglo American in 2012 as group head of corporate finance....
Mining Apr 02, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers
De Beers Sales Rise to Nine-Month High
De Beers’ January rough-diamond sales reached their highest level since last April as post-holiday stock replenishment boosted demand.Proceeds of $545 million at the first sales cycle of 2020 were 9% higher than a year ago, the miner...
Rough Markets Jan 29, 2020 Rapaport News
Orapa
Profit Margins Improve at $425M De Beers Sale
De Beers’ rough sales totaled $425 million in December,the highest since April, as lower price levels and better profit marginsspurred an upturn in demand from sightholders. Buyers are returning to the market after six months ofsluggish...
Rough Markets Dec 18, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Analyzing rough at KGK Botswana
Rough Market Picks Up at De Beers Sight
De Beers’ November sales totalled $390 million, the highest for five months, as the roughmarket stabilized and the miner reduced prices to trigger demand.Proceeds from the ninth sales cycle fell 12% compared with...
Rough Markets Nov 13, 2019 Joshua Freedman
De Beers sightholder office 150
De Beers Sales Drop in Slow Rough Market
De Beers’ sales slumped to $295 million in September as the minercontinued to allow sightholders to refuse goods in the prevailing weakrough-diamond market. The company maintained firm prices and offered increasedflexibility to encourage lower purchases, thereby reducing the...
Rough Markets Oct 03, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Rough Diamonds
De Beers Sales Continue to Fall
De Beers’ rough-diamond sales plunged 44% year on year thismonth as customers rejected goods or exercised the miner’s buyback option. Sales fell to $280 million in the seventh sales cycle of theyear, as sightholders continued to struggle with weak...
Mining Aug 28, 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 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
De Beers carbon
De Beers Testing Carbon-Neutral Mining
De Beers is studying how to eliminate the carbon footprintof diamond mining by storing the emissions inside kimberlite, it saidWednesday. The miner recently received a government grant of CAD675,000 ($514,000) to test the process at its Gahcho Kué mine...
Mining Jul 24, 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
De Beers Namibia
De Beers to Build $468M Diamond-Mining Ship
De Beers will increase production at Debmarine Namibia by 500,000 carats per year through the construction of a new diamond-recovery vessel, it said Thursday. The ship, the seventh in De Beers’ fleet, will increase annual output from the...
Mining May 16, 2019 Rapaport News
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