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BlueRock Sees Full-Year Sales Jump
Sales of rough at BlueRock Diamonds increased in 2020 as the miner increased production at its Kareevlei deposit in South Africa.Sales volume rose 29% to 16,290 carats for the year, BlueRock said Tuesday. In addition, the miner sold...
Mining Jan 13, 2021 Rapaport News
Stargems rough tender Dubai Dec 2020
Stargems Rough Sale Sets Dubai Record
Stargems sold $87.5 million in rough diamonds at a tender in Dubai last week, benefiting from strong trading in the global market for goods above 0.75 carats.Some 115 buyers purchased a combined 379,912 carats at the sale,...
Rough Markets Dec 21, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Looking at polished diamond through loupe at Almod
De Beers Aims for Full Traceability by 2030
De Beers has pledged to provide the origin and impact of all its diamonds by 2030 as part of a plethora of sustainability goals it has set out for the coming decade.By 2025, it will “scale” programs that help identify...
Retail Nov 30, 2020 Rapaport News
Rough diamonds TAGS
Rough Demand Strong at Trans Atlantic Tender
Trans Atlantic Gem Sales (TAGS) sold “almost 100%” of the goods on offer at a rough tender in Dubai earlier this month as buyers showed optimism ahead of the holidays, the company reported.The group, which sells diamonds...
Rough Markets Nov 29, 2020 Rapaport News
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BlueRock Set to More Than Double Production
BlueRock Diamonds expects output to more than double in 2021 amid the expansion of its Kareevlei mine in South Africa, it said Tuesday.The company plans to produce between 34,000 and 46,000 carats next year, compared with...
Mining Sep 30, 2020 Rapaport News
The new Cullinan plan
Petra Revenue Falls to Nine-Year Low
Petra Diamonds’ full-year sales dropped to their lowest level in almost a decade as the coronavirus aggravated an already weak rough market.Revenue fell 36% to $295.8 million in the fiscal year ending June 30, reflecting sluggish rough...
Mining Jul 26, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers.
Covid-19 Ravages De Beers Sales
De Beers’ sales and production nosedived in the second quarter as the coronavirus crushed diamond demand throughout the pipeline and forced shutdowns at several mines.“Demand for rough diamonds was significantly impacted by a combination of Covid-19 restrictions...
Mining Jul 16, 2020 Rapaport News
BlueRock
BlueRock Counts Cost of Coronavirus
The coronavirus cost BlueRock Diamonds GBP 550,000 ($690,000) as sales slumped and the closure of its Kareevlei mine added to its expenses, the company reported Monday.The amount includes an estimated GBP 100,000 ($125,000) of lost...
Mining Jun 24, 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
Ernie Blom
Ernie Blom Wins Legal Case Against WFDB
An Antwerp court has prohibited the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) from publicly blacklisting former president Ernie Blom over a payment dispute in Dubai.Blom had sought an injunction to prevent the organization from complying with...
Financial-Legal May 17, 2020 Rapaport News
Rami Baron and Mashudu Lazarus Sithole
Young Diamantaires Moving Beyond Infancy
The Young Diamantaires group is planning to become a more structured organization, with regional chapters and an online networking platform for registered members, its founder told Rapaport News. The initiative of the World Federation of Diamond...
Polished Markets May 10, 2020 Joshua Freedman
De Beers Podcast
Podcast: How the Pandemic Is Changing De Beers
The diamond industry will need to tweak its messaging to emphasize the values its product and brands represent, De Beers executives stressed in the Rapaport Diamond Podcast. Rapaport Senior Analyst Avi Krawitz spoke with...
Marketing Apr 27, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers Donation
De Beers Bolsters Coronavirus Aid Package
De Beers and its parent company Anglo American have contributed an additional $3 million in aid to help mitigate the economic impact of COVID-19.The donation, announced Monday, will be split between two emergency finance bodies in South Africa,...
Mining Apr 21, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers Jwaneng mine
De Beers Pauses Botswana Mining
De Beers’ mining operations in Botswana have been on hold for more than two weeks amid a national lockdown, the company told Rapaport News.Debswana, the company’s joint venture with the government, paused activities on April...
Mining Apr 19, 2020 Rapaport News
Namdeb employee sorting through rough diamonds.
De Beers Cancels March-April Sight
De Beers has called off this week’s sight in Botswana, citing restrictions resulting from measures to contain the coronavirus.Lockdowns in Botswana, South Africa and India are prohibiting sightholders from traveling and preventing the shipment...
Rough Markets Mar 30, 2020 Rapaport News
Petra Cullinan mine plant
Rough Prices Slide 24% at Petra Tender
Rough prices slumped at Petra Diamonds’ March tenders in South Africa and Antwerp as the severe slowdown in the market virtually wiped out demand.Goods from Petra’s South Africa mines sold for 24% less than...
Mining Mar 29, 2020 Rapaport News
Venetia mine
De Beers Cuts Venetia Workforce During Lockdown
De Beers will reduce its worker head count at its sole diamond mine in South Africa by around 75% in response to the country’s measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus, parent company Anglo American said Friday.The...
Mining Mar 29, 2020 Rapaport News
Petra Finsch mine
South Africa, Lesotho Mines Set for Shutdown
Petra Diamonds, Gem Diamonds, Firestone Diamonds and Lucapa Diamond Company are suspending operations at their mines in South Africa and Lesotho due to government measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus.South Africa has introduced...
Mining Mar 25, 2020 Rapaport News
Stargems rough tender Dubai 2018
Stargems, A.A. Rachminov Embark on Joint Venture
Stargems, a specialist in sourcing rough diamonds, has partnered with distributor A.A. Rachminov on a manufacturing and marketing program for South African diamonds.The companies will jointly procure and cut the goods, using Stargems’ sourcing...
Polished Markets Mar 12, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers
De Beers Slashes Output Amid Diamond Glut
DeBeers’ production dropped in the third quarter as the miner responded to a declinein rough demand that has left it with an inflated stockpile of diamonds. Outputfell 14% to 7.4 million carats for the period amid planned mine...
Mining Oct 22, 2019 Rapaport News
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