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artisanal mining
The Drive to Lift the Artisanal Stigma
The community of Fandehun is not used to pomp and ceremony.The modest village in the heart of Sierra Leone’s Kono District has beensustained by diamond mining for over 50 years but lacks the basics many takefor granted...
Mining Jun 12, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Sierra Leone 150
Sierra Leone Produces 144ct. Rough
A company in Sierra Leone has obtained and exported a 144.12-caratrough diamond worth at least $600,000, authorities in the west African nationsaid Tuesday. A licensed diamond exporter brought the stone to theprecious-minerals trading department of the National Minerals...
Mining Jul 04, 2018 Rapaport News
Sotheby’s Apollo and Artemis Diamonds
The Biggest and Boldest Auction Sales of 2017
Auctioneers Christie’s and Sotheby’s (as usual) generated much excitement in the diamond trade in 2017, putting some of the more interesting and colorful diamonds under the hammer. As the Rapaport News team looks back...
Polished Markets Dec 27, 2017 Rapaport News
Prosperity diamond
Graff Buys 476ct. Prosperity Diamond for $16.5M
Graff Diamonds has spent $16.5 million on the 476-carat Meya Prosperity diamond,the second high-profile Sierra Leone rough stone that the luxury jeweler has bought this month. Meya Mining, a subsidiary of TrustcoResources and...
Rough Markets Dec 21, 2017 Rapaport News
The Peace Diamond 150 120517
Graff Buys Peace Diamond for $6.5M
The Sierra Leone government sold the 709-carat Peace Diamond toGraff Diamonds for $6.5 million on Monday at an auction in New York.The sale, which the Rapaport Group managed for free, marks asea change for...
Rough Markets Dec 05, 2017 Rapaport News
Peace Diamond
Peace Diamond Video Challenge Results
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, December3, 2017, New York… The Rapaport Group is pleased to announce thatthe winner of the $5,000 Peace Diamond Video Challenge is Manjari Agrawal withapproximately 2,800 likes. The winners of the India-onlycontest are...
Rough Markets Dec 04, 2017 Rapaport News
Peace Diamond
Story of the Peace Diamond: It Takes a Village
Negotiations began immediately when Komba John-Bull and his four coworkers arrived at Pastor Emmanuel Momoh’s home on that fateful night on March 13, 2017. The team of diamond diggers was confident they had something...
Mining Nov 20, 2017 Avi Krawitz
Peace Diamond
Peace Diamond Departs Antwerp for New York
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, November 15, 2017, New York… The 709-carat Peace Diamond left Belgium and is on the way to New York where it will be shown to the world’s most important diamond buyers. The New...
Rough Markets Nov 16, 2017 Rapaport
476ct Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone Yields Another Massive Diamond
A Sierra Leone mining operation discovered a 476-carat rough diamond at the Meya deposit in the nation’s Kono district last week, its owner announced Friday.Meya Mining, a subsidiary of Namibia-based conglomerate TrustcoGroup, found the diamond, which...
Mining Nov 12, 2017 Rapaport News
Peace Diamond
Rapaport Peace Diamond Video Challenge
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, November 7, 2017, New York… The Rapaport Group is offering a first prize of $5,000 for the best video promoting the Peace Diamond® and the brand concept “Diamonds That Make the...
Rough Markets Nov 07, 2017 Rapaport
Peace Diamond
Rapaport to Auction Peace Diamond in December
The Rapaport Group will auction the 709-carat Peace Diamondin New York in early December following viewings in global trading centers, thecompany announced Tuesday.The rough stone, considered the 14th-largest diamond inhistory, is on display in Israel...
Rough Markets Oct 18, 2017 Rapaport News
Peace Diamond
Peace Diamond Press Conference
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, October 16th, 2017,New York… The Government of Sierra Leone and the Rapaport Group are pleased toannounce the Peace Diamond Press Conference, which will take place over theinternet on Tuesday...
Rough Markets Oct 16, 2017 Rapaport News
Rapaport Sierra Leone Peace Diamond
Rapaport to Auction 709ct. Peace Diamond
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, October 15, 2017, New York… The Governmentof Sierra Leone is pleased to announce the appointment of the Rapaport Group asthe marketing and sales agent of the Peace Diamond. This 709-carat diamond,discovered...
Rough Markets Oct 15, 2017 Rapaport
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