Another diamond auction held by Russia’s Ministry of Finance added $3.5 million to the country’s treasury

The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation held another auction for the sale of natural diamonds weighing up to 10.8 carats from the State Fund of Russia on Wednesday, as a result of which the country’s treasury raked in $3,542,092.62.

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AGD Diamonds celebrated 23 years since discovery of Grib diamond deposit

Last Tuesday, AGD Diamonds, a Russian diamond company, celebrated 23 years since the discovery of the Grib diamond deposit, the fourth largest diamond deposit in Russia and the seventh in the world.

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Over 5,000 cts for first Mothae run of mine sale in Antwerp – Lucapa

Lucapa Diamond, which has a 70 percent stake in Lesotho’s Mothae, said more than 5,000 carats will be placed under the hammer at its first run of mine sale in Antwerp.

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HKTDC’s Twin Shows: World's largest jewellery marketplace opens next week

Two major jewellery shows organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will open next week.

Yesterday

FCRF: Fancy color prices will rise as supply wanes

One of the most overlooked facts concerning the diamond industry is that the world’s diamond mines are rapidly depleting. Within a quarter of a century the majority of the 45 most notable diamond mines operating today will cease to exist, and the last...

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De Beers enjoys strong diamond sales despite economic uncertainty

27 june 2018

(businesslive.co.za) - De Beers has reported strong diamond sales in the face of global economic uncertainty and the looming threat of the synthetic gem market. On Tuesday, the Anglo American subsidiary and the world’s largest diamond producer reported its latest provisional rough-diamond sales numbers — the fifth sales cycle for the year — of $575m. This is a 6% increase from the $541m in sales realised in the fifth sales cycle in 2017, and it is 3.7% higher than the $554m in sales from the fourth cycle, which occurred in May this year. "Sentiment in the diamond industry’s mid-stream is positive following the JCK Las Vegas trade show [the jewellery industry’s premier trade show] at the start of the month," said De Beers CEO Bruce Cleaver in a statement. Diamond consultant John Bristow said that while commodities on the whole have taken a big knock, largely thanks to the threat of US President Donald Trump’s trade war, the diamond business has escaped these impacts and "is ticking along quite solidly and with a good outlook".