De Beers to hold sight 5 from mid-June

De Beers is set to conduct sight 5 from June 15 in Botswana, South Africa and Namibia, according to impeccable sources privy to the goings on.

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DPA rebrands to Natural Diamond Council

The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) has rebranded to the Natural Diamond Council (NDC) as it seeks to promote the desirability of natural diamonds and support the integrity of the diamond jewellery industry.

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DRC suspends board, management of state-owned diamond firm Miba

The board and management of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s state-controlled diamond company, Bakwanga Mining (Miba SA) has been suspended, according to news reports.

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Christie’s schedules LIVE auction in Hong Kong for July 9

Christie’s Magnificent Jewels live auction scheduled for July 9 in Hong Kong will top bill a rare 12.11-carat intense blue/IF diamond ring.

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Antwerp Diamond Bourse president Korn steps down

The Antwerp Diamond Bourse announced that its president, Jacques Korn, is stepping down for personal reasons and will be replaced by current board member and vice-president, David Gotlib.

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Why the Market for Large Diamonds Is in Freefall

12 july 2019

(diamonds.net) - As the who’s who in the glitzy world of high-value diamond auctions gathered in Geneva in May, there was an understated tone to this year’s pilgrimage to the Swiss city. While Sotheby’s and Christie’s played up their offerings of magnificent jewels, which usually boost market sentiment with the records they set, dealers approached the sales with some trepidation. The big-stone market, they noted, has seen better days.