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Gemfields Jaipur auction rakes in $11.1m

05 october 2016
Gemfields said it raked in $11.1-million from its latest auction of predominantly commercial quality rough emerald extracted by Kagem Mining and higher quality amethyst from Kariba Minerals in in Zambia.
The Jaipur auction saw 4.05 million carats of commercial quality emerald extracted from Kagem placed on offer, with 15 of the 19 lots offered being sold, generating auction revenues of USD 10.7 million.
An overall average value of $3.28 per carat was recorded from 3.27-million carats sold.
It said 13.6 million carats of amethyst extracted from Kariba placed on offer, with 10 of the 14 lots offered being sold, generating auction revenues of $400 000 from the 11.6 million carats sold.
The amethyst auction realised an overall average value of 3.73 US cents per carat.
"With 81 percent of the gems offered successfully sold, Jaipur has yet again delivered a positive result in support of Gemfields' vision and reflecting the fact that the platform upon which the growth of the coloured gemstone sector is being built remains encouraging,” said Gemfields chief executive Ian Harebottle.
Gemfields' next auction was expected to take place in December in Singapore and it would predominantly comprise of mixed quality rough ruby from the Montepuez ruby deposit in Mozambique.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished