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Rapaport Diamond Podcast
Podcast Episode 21: Googling Billy Porter
The Rapaport Diamond Podcast ushers in the new year with a review of the holiday season and some bold predictions for 2020. Is this the year of retail refurbishment? Will rough buying become more demand-driven?...
Polished Markets Jan 14, 2020 Rapaport News
WD Lab Grown Diamonds
WD Sues Diamond Growers over CVD Patents
The companies behind WD Lab Grown Diamonds have filed three lawsuits against competitors, accusing them of infringing patents for diamond synthesis and treatment. The Carnegie Institution of Washington, a science organization, and M7D Corporation,...
Financial-Legal Jan 12, 2020 Rapaport News
Forevermark
Forevermark Unveils First Interactive Shop in China
De Beers has launched an immersive concept store for its Forevermark jewelry brand in China. The boutique, the first of its kind for the brand, is located in jewelry department store Caibai in Beijing, De Beers said last...
Retail Jan 12, 2020 Rapaport News
A diamond ring (Shutterstock)
Diamond Prices Stable After Year of Declines
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE (Revised), January 7, 2020, Las Vegas… Diamond market conditions improved in December as US and Chinese holiday demand helped raise sentiment. Polished prices stabilized and improved for sizes under 1 carat, supported...
Polished Markets Jan 07, 2020 Rapaport
De Beers Dominion
De Beers, Dominion Seek Canada Expansion
De Beers and Dominion Diamond Mines have submitted paperwork indicating their desire to expand exploration at their current projects in Canada.In a December 31 permit request to Canada’s Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board, De Beers noted interest...
Mining Jan 06, 2020 Rapaport News
Stone inspection
The 10 Most Read Stories of 2019
There’s a running joke here at Rapaport News that if we just put “GIA,” “De Beers” and “synthetics” into a headline in a random order and added a few filler words, it would automatically get the diamond industry clicking...
Polished Markets Dec 31, 2019 Joshua Freedman
The Next Diamond Decade
The Next Diamond Decade
It wasn’t that long ago that De Beers declared the 2010s “The Diamond Decade.” Growth in China and India was projected to drive demand, while the US would take small steps out of recession. This is what...
Polished Markets Dec 25, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Mountain Province
New Pipe Proves Fruitful for Mountain Province
Mountain Province recovered more than 5,000 micro-diamondsfrom Gahcho Kué’s new Wilson pipe during its initial drilling program. The Canadian miner retrieved 1.7 tonnes of kimberlite fromtwo drill holes at the site, it said...
Mining Dec 24, 2019 Rapaport News
LakeDiamond diamond platelet with tweezer
De Beers Issues Synthetics Guidelines
De Beers has provided its rough-diamond clients andForevermark partners with guidelines on how to operate in the lab-grown market if they wish to continue tapping into its branding.The mining company, which in 2018 forayed intogem-quality synthetics with...
Financial-Legal Dec 18, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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
De Beers diamonds on glass table
De Beers Rough Prices Decline 5% in 2019
A drop in rough-diamond prices and a sales shift tolower-value items weighed on De Beers’ profitability in the second half,according to executives at parent company Anglo American. The miner’s rough-price index fell around 5% year onyear for the first...
Mining Dec 16, 2019 Rapaport News
Podcast
Podcast: What’s in Store for the Holidays
With the holiday season well under way, the Rapaport Diamond Podcast debates different trends taking shape in the retail space. The discussion spans personalization, omnichannel, effective storytelling, being more open-minded, and...
Retail Dec 12, 2019 Rapaport News
Jwaneng
De Beers Lowers 2020 Production Forecast
De Beers has reduced its production outlook for next year and beyond amid uncertainty about the health of the diamondmarket.The miner now expects to recover between 32 million and 34million carats in 2020, compared to its...
Mining Dec 11, 2019 Rapaport News
Bruno Scarselli
Can Nanotechnology Save the Diamond Trade?
It’s not easy for a diamantaire to compete in the emerging diamond-traceability market, admits Bruno Scarselli, a New York-based supplier of fancy-color diamonds. As the likes of De Beers, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and others roll out...
Technology Dec 09, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Christie's Paris
Christie’s Garners $7M at Paris Auction
Christie’s brought in $6.9 million from its Fine Jewels salein Paris, with a fancy orangey-pink diamond ring fetching more than eight timesits high estimate. The old-cut, 6.32-carat, type IIa, VS2-clarity diamond wasthe...
Polished Markets Dec 08, 2019 Rapaport News
De Beers sightholder
De Beers Ends Special Supply Measures
Rough-diamond buyers are anticipating an improvement insales at next week’s De Beers sight, as the miner is withdrawing concessions that allowed clients to reject goods. De Beers will revert to its standard rules limiting sightholders’ abilityto refuse or defer...
Rough Markets Dec 05, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Press Release
Diamond Market More Optimistic
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, December 3, 2019, Las Vegas … Sentiment in the diamond industry improved amid rising expectations for the holiday season. A rallying stock market fueled optimism as the Dow average climbed 3% in November, and...
Polished Markets Dec 03, 2019 Rapaport
Tiffany
LVMH Sees Value in Tiffany’s Diamond Sourcing
A storied past and popularity as a brand might bethe first things that would attract a potential suitor to Tiffany & Co. ButLVMH has identified another key attribute that made the US jeweler a valuabletarget: its ability...
Retail Nov 28, 2019 Joshua Freedman
MR
Rapaport Sees Opportunity for Dealers Amid Turmoil
In 2100,the diamond industry will look vastly different from its current makeup, MartinRapaport assured diamantaires at the recent Antwerp Rough Diamond Days event. Mostnotably, it will be less influenced by the mining companies as demand dynamicsincreasingly...
Polished Markets Nov 26, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Phillips
Phillips Garners Nearly $10M at Hong Kong Auction
Phillips’s Hong Kong sale brought in $9.6 million, with a ruby ring standing out as one of the top-selling items, the auction house said Tuesday. The 5.22-carat pigeon’s blood Burmese ruby and diamond ring...
Polished Markets Nov 26, 2019 Rapaport News
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