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TAGS upcoming tender slated for 21 to 26, February

11 february 2020
Trans Atlantic Gem Sales (TAGS) has announced their upcoming rough diamond tender taking place from the 21st to the 26th of February 2020 in the facility at the Dubai Diamond Exchange, Almas Tower in Dubai.
Two regular productions from South Africa and Angola will be presented. The rough is of high quality and high colour and contains a significant number of large single stones and exceptional specials.

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TAGS is expecting in the region of 20,000 carats of South African goods and 20,000 carats of Angolan goods across a full range of sizes. The event should have a combined value in the region of US$30m, however final details will soon be forthcoming from the producers.
Interested parties can contact bookings@transatlanticgemsales.com at their earliest convenience to schedule an appointment. The full event schedule for 2020 is listed on the Trans Atlantic Gem Sales website.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished