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De Beers’ Namibian unit offers 240k ct to Namdia, local sightholders

The Namibian government said more than 240,000 carats of Namdeb run-off mine were offered to Namib Desert Diamonds (Namdia) and local sightholders at a value of $360 million in the 2017/18 financial year compared to $292 million in the 2016/17...

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Mountain Province announced results of its third diamond sale of 2018

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc.  announced the results of its recently completed third diamond sale of 2018.

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Fura Gems Inc. aims at expanding the coloured gemstone business in India

Fura Gems Inc is aggressively looking at organizing the $2 bn gemstone market globally and is targeting a market share of 8% - 10% in the next 3 years.

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ALROSA reports Q1 2018 production and preliminary trading performance

ALROSA Group’s diamond production for Q1 2018 totalled 7.4 million carats, down by 17% year-on-year.

20 april 2018

Forevermark supports women advancement

Forevermark, the diamond brand from the De Beers Group of Companies, promoted gender equality and displayed its stunning Red Carpet Collection 2018 through a unique fashion show of models and women achievers on 18, April at the Four Seasons Hotel, Mumbai...

20 april 2018

A Trip Through the Diamond Industry in March 2017

17 march 2017
(paulzimnisky.com) - As the diamond industry marks its foray into 2017, Q1 demand for rough has been stronger relative to Q4 2016 and also relative to a year ago. Christmas season 2016, albeit mediocre, and a strong 2017 Chinese New year has driven seasonal restocking demand, and most, but not all, Indian cutters have begun to show signs of recovery after the initial shock of the demonetization last year. Last year, most miners liquidated excess rough inventories which they accumulated in 2015, and have since ramped-up production into 2017, resuming more normal pre-indigestion output levels of three years ago. Demand growth this year is likely to come from a post-election U.S. market where employment is stable and the stock market is at an all-time-high, driving positive sentiment that should translate into discretionary spending. The U.S. is the largest diamond jewelry market in the world representing 45% of global demand. China, the world’s second largest jewelry market, at 16% of global demand, should be driven by continued government stimulus and an ever-expanding middle-class consumer. India, representing 8% of the market, should show improvement year-over-year as domestic demand for jewelry returns as the demonetization impact is digested, especially in the second half of the year.

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