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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 Oct 28, 2020 Rapaport News
Yoram Dvash
Trade Must Continue Transformation, Dvash Urges
The week of September 14 was as momentous as they come for Yoram Dvash. The 56-year-old head of the Israel Diamond Exchange was elected president of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), having served as its interim...
Polished Markets Oct 26, 2020 Avi Krawitz
De Beers Diamond Jewellers Ring
Preparing for a Holiday Season Like No Other
Rapaport’s quarterly Diamond Trends Webinar outlined the key developments the trade should look out for during the holiday season and 2021.The webinar, presented last week by Rapaport Senior Analyst Avi Krawitz,...
Polished Markets Oct 26, 2020 Rapaport News
Tiffany One Peking store
Tiffany Encouraged by 3Q Momentum
Tiffany & Co. has witnessed a rebound in its operations during the third fiscal quarter, driven by growth in e-commerce sales and a strong recovery in China, the jeweler said Thursday.Operating earnings grew 25% year on year...
Retail Oct 15, 2020 Rapaport News
Audrey Hepburn
The Importance of Being Tiffany
There was a moment during the 2019 Academy Awards ceremony that made the jewelry world stop and gasp. Lady Gaga, who would later that evening collect the coveted Oscar for best...
Retail Oct 12, 2020 Avi Krawitz
Rough and Polished
Polished Prices Firm Ahead of Holiday Season
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, October 6, 2020, Las Vegas… Diamond market sentiment improved in September as jewelers started to prepare for the fourth-quarter holiday season. Optimism was tempered by a continued rise in global Covid-19 cases and renewed...
Polished Markets Oct 06, 2020 Rapaport
Grading at De Beers Group Industry Services
In Search of a Plan at the World Diamond Congress
The Zoom meetings that constituted September’s World Diamond Congress lacked the event’s trademark pizzazz. The biennial conference, which combines the meetings of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International...
Polished Markets Oct 05, 2020 Avi Krawitz
E-commerce
Trend Report: Covid-19 Driving Move to Digital
Las Vegas, September 24, 2020As the diamond industry begins its recovery from the initial impact of Covid-19, its once-lagging progress toward digital is being vastly accelerated. While this will not be a rapid transition...
Polished Markets Sep 24, 2020 John Costello
VOICE 2020
VicenzaOro Lifts Sentiment Despite Slow Sales
VicenzaOro staged the first major international jewelry trade fair since before Covid-19 amid strict safety measures, with buyers booking modest orders.Attendance was well below pre-pandemic levels due to the absence of participants...
Polished Markets Sep 21, 2020 David Brough
Diamonds in a shopping cart
The Rough Market’s Window of Opportunity
The price cuts that took effect in the rough-diamond market last month surprised some, but made perfect sense given the trends in polished trading and the recent earnings reports from De Beers and...
Rough Markets Sep 08, 2020 Rapaport News
Polished Diamonds & Tweezer
Rising Polished Prices Boost Sentiment
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, September 1, 2020, Las Vegas… Diamond markets improved in August as governments eased Covid-19 restrictions and dealers sought to fill specific orders from jewelers. Indian manufacturers increased polished production to fill shortages...
Polished Markets Sep 01, 2020 Rapaport
Alethea Inns
GSI Taps New Chief Learning Officer
Gemological Science International (GSI) has appointed Alethea Inns as its chief learning officer, to oversee the grading company’s education programs. “Alethea brings valuable expertise and extensive knowledge to her role, which will contribute...
Research Aug 23, 2020 Rapaport News
442 ct Diamond
Letšeng Yields 442ct. Diamond
Gem Diamonds has recovered a 442-carat, type II diamond from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho, claiming the stone ranks among the largest gem-quality rough discovered this year. “The recovery of this remarkable 442-carat diamond,...
Mining Aug 23, 2020 Rapaport News
tiffany store
Tiffany Sees Delay in Revamp of Flagship
Tiffany & Co. has postponed the unveiling of its new-look flagship store in New York due to the impact of Covid-19 on activity in the city. “Due to the temporary halt of all non-essential construction activity in New York...
Retail Aug 23, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers rough
De Beers Cuts Prices at August Sight
De Beers has reduced prices of rough larger than 1 carat ahead of next week’s sight amid a gradual improvement in demand and shortages in certain categories, sources said. The reductions are around 6% to 8%, according to sightholders and...
Rough Markets Aug 20, 2020 Joshua Freedman
SK lab grown diamonds
SK Jewellery Sees Profit Slump
Singapore-based SK Jewellery Group reported a sharp drop in earnings during the first half of 2020 as store closures and other restrictions implemented during the coronavirus pandemic impacted sales. Net profit fell 81% to SGD 514,000...
Retail Aug 18, 2020 Rapaport News
IGI Collection
Podcast: Rise in Grading Activity Signals Recovery
The numberof jewelry pieces being sent to the International Gemological Institute (IGI) forgrading and authentication continues to increase, indicating a faster-than-expected revival among jewelers, according to CEO Roland Lorie.“I think that the problems come...
Polished Markets Aug 17, 2020 Rapaport News
Yoram Dvash
World Diamond Congress Goes Virtual
The World Diamond Congress will take place in a virtual format beginning September 14, giving industry leaders an opportunity to brainstorm ways of navigating coronavirus-related challenges. The biennial event, a joint meeting of the World Federation of Diamond...
Polished Markets Aug 17, 2020 Rapaport News
Lulo parcel
Lucapa Seals Deal to Defer Loan Repayments
Lucapa Diamond Company, owner of the Lulo mine in Angola and Mothae in Lesotho, has restructured its debt, allowing it more freedom to focus on navigating the weak diamond market. “The refinancing arrangements will give Lucapa...
Mining Aug 16, 2020 Rapaport News
Artisanal Miners Sierra Leone
A Crucial Moment for Artisanal Miners
The question of how to tackle the hardships facing informal diamond miners is as pressing today as it was when it first arose nearly 20 years ago.It was first touted as an issue that perhaps the Kimberley Process (KP) could...
Fair Trade Aug 10, 2020 Avi Krawitz
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