Activist Investors Are Mostly Terrible, and I Hope Dominion Diamond Ignores Them

(jckonline.com) - In the last few weeks, a group of investors, led by Toronto-based K2 & Associates...

05 february 2016

Alrosa Said to Double Planned Diamond Sale in Extended Offer

(Bloomberg) - Alrosa PJSC extended its January diamond offering and is set to sell about double the amount...

04 february 2016

Bain: Chinese Luxury Spending Shifts Further Abroad with 2% Domestic Decline

(The Jing Daily) - After heading into the red last year amidst a market slowdown, China’s luxury market decline...

04 february 2016

Diamond Sector Outlook: Nothing is forever…

(insights.abnamro.nl) - The diamond industry is at a cross-road. There are strong forces that could lead to change in the industry. In this...

03 february 2016

Diamonds Pricing Reform

(ehudlaniado.com) - When considering a diamond’s value, people usually think of the 4Cs – Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat. Over the past year we...

02 february 2016

Deconstructing De Beers’ $540M Cycle Sales

(edahngolan.com) - De Beers announced on Tuesday that the total value of rough diamonds it supplied during the first cycle of 2016 was $540 million. This number...

01 february 2016

Diamond Diggers Show Other Miners How to Handle a Global Glut

(Bloomberg) - A century of first-hand experience in the art of managing markets is helping diamond producers...

29 january 2016

Belgium’s 2015 Polished Diamond Exports -9%

05 february 2016

Belgium’s polished diamond exports dropped 9.4 percent to $13.07 billion in 2015 as the global trade “took a beating” during the year, according to the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC).

Lucara says world’s second largest diamond to be named next week

05 february 2016

Lucara Diamond, which indicated last month that Botswana citizens will be given an opportunity to name the 1,100+ carat Type IIa diamond recovered from Karowe mine last November, said the naming is set for the second week of February.

WFDB president congratulates Shmuel Schnitzer on election as IDI chairman

05 february 2016

World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) President Ernie Blom has congratulated Honorary WFDB President Shmuel Schnitzer on his election this week as the new Chairman of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI).

Botswana records trade deficit on low rough diamond exports

05 february 2016

Botswana said that it recorded a trade deficit of BWP 1,9 billion last November due to the low exportation of rough diamonds from the aggregation process.

Hong Kong SAR Chief Executive and a business delegation visit BDB

05 february 2016

A business delegation from Hong Kong, led by Leung Chun-ying, Chief Executive of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, People's Republic of China paid a visit to the Bharat Diamond Bourse on February 2 and held discussions with the representatives of BDB and GJEPC, as reported in gjepc.org.

Leading diamond growers, distributors, retailers and technical experts come together to launch IGDA

04 february 2016

The International Grown Diamond Association (IGDA) aims to be a global platform that represents and promotes grown diamonds correctly. IGDA will also educate consumers, trade about the various attributes of grown diamonds, says a press note sent to Rough&Polished from the organization.

Rosneft, Bashneft and ALROSA may be privatized this year

04 february 2016

(PRIME) - The government may privatize Bashneft, ALROSA and Rosneft this year. Investors may also be offered equities of several other public companies, said Alexei Ulyukayev, Russia’s Economic Development Minister.

Stephen Lussier Appointed Chairman of the Diamond Producers Association

04 february 2016

Stephen Lussier, chief executive officer of De Beers Group’s Forevermark brand, has taken over as chairman of the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) from Jean-Marc Lieberherr, a spokesperson for the DPA confirmed with Rapaport News.

End of an era as Shmuel Schnitzer's fourth term ends

A month or so after stepping down from the presidency of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) for the second time – making a total of eight years at the helm of one of the world's biggest bourses – Shmuel Schnitzer is able to provide valuable insights both...

01 february 2016

Amin Luxury: Style and Innovation

The theme of innovation has been a central one in the diamond industry. While everyone seems to agree with the fact that innovation is crucial for the business, few companies have come through with revolutionary ideas. Among them is Amin Luxury, a company...

25 january 2016

We will definitely need time to fix damages and rebuild foundations

Andre Messika was already an established diamantaire in Paris, known as a topnotch distributor of polished diamonds, when he migrated to Israel in 2003. In Israel, he opened the company’s - Andre Messika Diamonds Ltd - main office in The Israel Diamond...

18 january 2016

‘Brokers, dealers involved in Tanzania illegal mining, smuggling of gemstones, not small-scale miners’

Before Richland Resources exited Tanzania to focus on tsavorite mining in Australia, it constantly bemoaned the unabated illegal tanzanite mining that seriously disrupted operations on its Block C at Merelani. Although a joint venture agreement with...

11 january 2016

Sri Lanka: Immense Opportunities for Investments into Jewelry Industry

A multi-faceted businessman and consultant, Anura Dharmaratne not only comes armed with the requisite education and a wide range of experiences in the diamond trade, he has also garnered accolades from all he associated with globally, including the Achiever’s...

05 january 2016