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De Beers Cuts Clients, Keeps More Goods in Africa
De Beers has reduced its sightholder list in a revamp of its supply system, with more goods expected to go to pure-play manufacturers, especially those with Africa-based factories.The new list features fewer diamond dealers than before, as De Beers...
Rough Markets Jan 17, 2021 Joshua Freedman
Alrosa May sales
Alrosa December Sales Highest Since 2018
Alrosa’s sales soared in December to their highest level in almost three years as rough demand continued to gain momentum.Diamond revenues rose 43% year on year to $521.6 million, with rough sales jumping 34% to $470.3 million — totals...
Rough Markets Jan 13, 2021 Rapaport News
Rough diamond and sorting labels, Kimberley
Top Miners Release Dates of 2021 Rough Sales
De Beers, Alrosa and Rio Tinto have published their schedules for next year’s contract sales, which account for the bulk of the miners’ rough supply.De Beers will continue its format of holding 10 sights...
Rough Markets Dec 28, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers Employee feeling washed and crushed Kimbe
De Beers Sales Increase Again
De Beers’ rough sales rose in December, albeit at a slower rate than in previous months, as steady retail demand ahead of the holidays supported trading at the rough and polished levels.The final sales cycle of the year brought...
Rough Markets Dec 17, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers rough diamonds
De Beers Raises Prices at December Sight
De Beers lifted prices of select goods at last week’s sight, reflecting strong rough trading and improving demand in the corresponding polished categories, industry insiders told Rapaport News.Prices climbed by 1% to 2% for 0.75-carat rough goods and...
Rough Markets Dec 14, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Alrosa rough sorting weighing
Alrosa Sales Continue to Grow
Alrosa’s diamond sales rose in November to their highest level since January as customers continued to replenish their rough inventories ahead of the holidays.Revenue from rough and polished goods jumped 36% year on year to $390.5 million,...
Rough Markets Dec 10, 2020 Rapaport News
Alrosa
Alrosa Sales Continue Upward Trend
Alrosa’s sales exceeded 2019 levels for the third consecutive month in October as the diamond market improved ahead of the holidays.The Russian miner saw sales of $310 million for the month, it said Tuesday — 17%...
Rough Markets Nov 10, 2020 Rapaport News
Mountain Province
Rough Demand Jumps at Mountain Province Sale
Mountain Province recorded its largest open-market sale to date as rough-diamond demand returned ahead of the holiday season.The miner sold 559,528 carats for $34.3 million at last month’s tender in Antwerp, averaging $61 per carat,...
Rough Markets Nov 03, 2020 Rapaport News
Alrosa rough diamonds
Alrosa Extends Supply Contract to March 2021
Alrosa has delayed its new supply contract for rough buyers until early next year due to uncertainty in the diamond industry, the Russian miner said Friday.The current market environment has made it hard...
Rough Markets Oct 25, 2020 Rapaport News
Alrosa mine trucks
Alrosa Upbeat as Diamond Sentiment Improves
Alrosa gave a positive assessment of the diamond market ahead of the holidays after rough and polished trading picked up in the third quarter.The Russian company’s rough-diamond sales climbed to $552.9 million during the three months...
Mining Oct 18, 2020 Rapaport News
Alrosa 108 carat diamond 150
Alrosa Cancels October Rough Sale
Alrosa will not hold a rough trading session in October in an effort to avoid releasing too many goods during a fragile recovery in the diamond market. The Russian miner will combine its October and November sales,...
Rough Markets Oct 15, 2020 Rapaport News
Rough diamond De Beers
De Beers September Sales Soar 57%
De Beers has registered its highest sales total since January, as rough demand has improved ahead of the fourth-quarter holiday season.The company sold $467 million of rough during its September sales cycle, the eighth...
Polished Markets Oct 14, 2020 Rapaport News
Alrosa
Alrosa Sees Continued Improvement in Sales
Alrosa’s sales rose for a second consecutive month in September as manufacturers returned to buying following a lengthy period of inactivity.Revenue from diamonds grew 30% year on year to $336 million, with rough sales up 28% to $328.2 million, the...
Rough Markets Oct 11, 2020 Rapaport News
Rough Diamond Sorting
De Beers Reduces Prices of Smaller Rough
De Beers lowered prices of rough diamonds below 1 carat as the positive sales momentum that began last month continued during this week’s sight, sightholders told Rapaport News.The reductions for the September sight are...
Rough Markets Sep 23, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Rough sales 150
Rough Sales Pick Up as Market Begins Rebound
Miners have seen “encouraging” signs of recovery in the diamond market as they resume rough sales following an extended period of weak demand.Mountain Province garnered $8.9 million from the sale of 210,661 carats from its Gahcho...
Mining Sep 22, 2020 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds
Gem Diamonds Incurs First-Half Loss
Gem Diamonds fell into the red in the first half of 2020 as the coronavirus crisis froze the rough market and restricted the company’s sales.The net loss of $113,000 — compared with a $9.7 million profit...
Mining Sep 06, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers rough and polished
Rough-Market Momentum Set to Continue
The resurgence in rough-diamond trading will persist for another two months as manufacturers fill supply shortages and retail demand rises, dealers predicted.“There’s still a gap, because demand is there, and supply is very limited and...
Rough Markets Sep 03, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Alrosa rough
Alrosa Allows 100% Refusals at August Sale
Alrosa will enable long-term clients to refuse all their supply allocations at this month’s contract sale, continuing the policy it introduced in July.“We should admit that we are at the very beginning of the market recovery, which...
Rough Markets Aug 18, 2020 Rapaport News
Alrosa rough sorting at Mirny.
Alrosa Nearing Inventory Deal with Govt.
Alrosa expects to finalize a sale of rough to Gokhran in the next two months, aiming to reduce its stockpiles while ensuring the diamond industry doesn’t receive a flood of goods.Gokhran — Russia’s state gem and precious-metal depository — would...
Rough Markets Aug 06, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Rough diamonds
India Urges ‘Self-Discipline’ from Rough Buyers
Indian industry leaders have renewed their calls for limits on rough imports during the Covid-19 crisis, noting that diamond demand remains uncertain.The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and four...
Rough Markets Aug 02, 2020 Rapaport News
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