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Gemfields in record auction revenues of $36.5 mln

04 march 2014

Gemfields has reported record auction revenues of $36.5m from the sale of predominantly “higher quality” rough emerald and beryl held recently in Lusaka, Zambia.
The auction yielded an overall average value of $59.31 per carat, a 10 percent increase on the prior record for Kagem auctions.
Of the 0.84 million carats offered, 0.62 million carats were sold, it said.
A total of 34 companies attended and bid in what was the third auction during the current financial year of gemstones mined by Gemfields from the Kagem emerald mine in Zambia.
“We have achieved two new records - the highest aggregate revenue and the highest average per carat price,” said company chief executive Ian Harebottle.
"Our commitment to our vision for precious coloured gemstones, our operational investments, the acquisition of Fabergé and our ever expanding international marketing endeavours are clearly furthering the momentum we have built during the last five years.”
He said Gemfields' year-to-date auction revenues now stand at $92.9 million, with total sales from rough emerald and beryl having reached $96.4 million.
“This means we have, with four months and two further auctions remaining in this financial year (including our inaugural auction of rough rubies and corundum from Montepuez in Mozambique), already beaten Gemfields' best ever revenue year," said Harebottle.

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