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De Beers earns $460m from “small” October sight, prices down

15 october 2014

De Beers’ October sight earned the group about $460 million, while prices for several categories of goods dropped between 2 percent and 4 percent.
Rapaport reports that the company shifted the assortment for some of its boxes toward higher qualities and this somewhat managed to offset the lower prices.
“The mood at the sight was a bit subdued, since you know the goods won’t make it to market in time for Christmas holiday shopping because all the workers are about to go home to be with family for Diwali,” an unnamed Indian sightholder was quoted as saying.
“People were also more cautious because polished prices have been falling recently and they are worried about their liquidity.”
Diwali would take place on October 23.
Rapaport also noted that the October sight was “much smaller” in size compared to the preceding sights.
It quoted De Beers head of midstream communications David Johnson as saying that the group had anticipated the sight to be small based upon sightholder intentions to offer (ITO) that it had received.
“The autumn is typically a bit of tough time for some of the manufacturers, who feel very pressured in terms of liquidity,” he said.
Meanwhile, Johnson said De Beers was expecting the retail sales for diamond jewelry to perform well later in the fourth quarter, due to positive macroeconomic indicators from the U.S., China and India – the world’s three largest diamond markets.

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