Antwerp World Diamond Centre, AWDC, September 19th, 2017
Antwerp is celebrating his 570th Diamond Year.
Since the year 1447 Antwerp is the Diamond Capital.
Rough diamonds were shipped from India and imported to Antwerp by Portuguese shippers to be cut and polished by skilled craftsmen.
Antwerp, September 8, 2017
Retailers will not sell synthetic diamonds. A survey by the Diamond Producers Association (DPA). Those who participated in the survey generally had strong awareness of synthetics but shaky knowledge of how they are made, the DPA said. Surpricing: Many did not know it only takes a few weeks to culture a diamond, it added.
August 01, 17 by Albert Robinson, Idex newsroom
Chinese Citizens arrested for stealing diamonds on IIJS Exhibition in India
Synthetic diamond prices now official
Synthetic diamonds mass production “Made in USA, China, Russia and more” sold by kilo, as predicted, kills the price of Artificial diamonds
Antwerp AWDC 01.07.2017
Great News to fight against fraud with fake, synthetic replica diamonds. The solution: Tracing diamonds from Mine to Market
GIA and HRD scientists are developing the ability to link a polished diamond with the original rough by assessing the stone at various stages of production. This opens up strong marketing opportunities for Diamond Companies and jewelry retailers who want to differentiate themselves in quality diamonds against fake synthetic replica diamonds!
Antwerp 25 June 2017
De Beers raises rough diamond prices an average 2% to 3%
Antwerp 3 May 2017
Rush on high priced rough diamonds predict higher prices for polished diamonds in the near future!
Antwerp, April 2017
The end op famous Argyle pink diamonds.
Rio Tinto, the minig company, has announced it will close the Australian mine in 2021. According to its estimation, Rio Tinto considers that the site won’t be worth operating any longer.
April 10, 2017 Idex by Albert Robinson
A 709.41 Carat rough diamond is found by artisanal miner, Pastor Emmanuel A. Momoh, last month in the Kono district,
Sierra Leone. Interested buyers can view it until May 10, the government decided. Bids will be received and revealed
to participants on May 11
Rapaport News March 2017
Dominion Mining company / Canada, reported an operating loss of $56.6 million during 2016.
Antwerp, 11 February 2017 Albert Robinson
Demand for blue diamonds increased substantially during 2016, while demand for yellow stones continued to fall, according to wholesale pricing data collected by the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF).
Antwerp, February first 2017
Be aware! – Rough prices will fall in 2017 due to oversupply of 8 new diamond mines in Canada that are starting production now.
Rapaport News January 26, 2017
De Beers rough sales volume grew by more than 50 % in 2016
Januar 6, 2017
ALROSA, the Russian World leader in Diamond mining, repays US $370 Million Bank Loan, Debt left to US $2.3 Billion
Dec 15, 2016 4:22 AM By Avi Krawitz
RAPAPORT… Profit is the new turnover in the diamond trade. As retail inventory levels continue to shrink due to recession
-driven efficiencies, the trade has had to change its mindset. No longer can diamantaires play
the high-volume production game: they have to do more with less.
It seems 2015 provided the wake-up call which enabled a more profitable trade this year.
November 4, 2016
Fiera di Vicenza and Rimini Fiera completed their merger to create Italian Exhibition Group (IEG),
claiming the new entity is now Italy’s largest trade show organizer.
October 20, 2016 by Albert Robinson, Idex
20 years of huge investment and work brings today the Renard Project from a green-field exploration concept
to a fully operating new diamond mine in Canada.
Sept 05, 2016 De Beers, South Africa
Venetia Underground mine output could begin around 2022 Target. The building of a $2.1 billion underground operation
at the Venetia mine in South Africa by De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM) is within budget and on schedule.
Rio Tinto Abandons Indian Diamond Mining Project
Dominion’s Mining Production Decline
Aug 17, 2016 Rapaport
The midstream diamond and jewelry industry is set to gain access to more than a billion dollars in loans from a
New York-based lender that sees a “dire need” for funding in the sector.
July 24, 16 David Brummer
De Beers Puts Snap Lake Mine (Canada) up for Sale. It spent C$2.2 billion ($1.67 billion) on mine construction and
operation up to year-end 2014 and would like to find a buyer. The mine is only accessible by air and an ice road that operates for
two months of the year.
Reuters 11 July 2016
Russia raised almost $820 million from its sale of a 10.9-percent stake in ALROSA. The Russian ALROSA Group accounts
for over a third of global rough diamond production.
Jun 26, 2016 7:53 AM By Rapaport News
Brexit: Pound’s Slump to Hit Jewelry Importers
Jun 22, 2016 4:03 AM By Rapaport News
Rio Tinto Merges Diamond and Copper Units to maximize its technical underground mining expertise
15.06.2016 Antwerp World Diamond Centre, AWDC
AWDC Security Office announces its newest monthly meeting for the benefit of CEOs, GMs and diamond brokers:
Anti-Tiger Kidnapping, Cyber Crime Awareness, S-ADA Security Awareness and Security Office: AMOK Active Killer
June 09, 2016 by David Brummer
The diamond industry have suffered several defaults since 2015. Gem and Jewelry Export Promotion Council warned
traders to adopt the cash system in all its dealings, just like before.
Rapaport TradeWire June 9, 2016
Belgium May polished exports +5% to $1.1B, rough imports +18% to $1.3B.
June 2.06.2016 Christie’s Sells ‘Aurora Green’ for $16.8 Million
Another world record was broken for the sale of a colored diamond at auction, this time the 5.03-carat “Aurora Green,”
which sold for $16.8 million
May 25, 2016
Graff Diamonds’ Profit Slumps 74% in 2015
May 19, 2016 David Brummer
Oppenheimer 14.62-carat Blue Diamond Sells for $57.5 Million at Christie’s
Sotheby’s Sells ‘Unique Pink’ of 15.38-carat for $31.5 Million
Sotheby’s Sells ‘Sunrise Ruby’ of 25.59-carat Burmese ruby of “pigeon blood color” for $29 Million
May 10, 2016 3:00 AM By Rapaport News
Sotheby’s Swings to 1Q Loss.
A $25.9 million loss from a profit of $5.2 million a year earlier
April.2016 AWDC news
Professionals be aware: Hong Kong received a shipment from Sierra Leone, which was declared to the Hong Kong
Customs and Excise Department. Upon inspection they noticed that the KP Certificate accompanying
the shipment was fake.
March 28, 2016 8:27 AM By Rapaport News
Botswana Diamonds Kicks Off Orapa Exploration, Reports $388M Loss
March 3, 2016
De Beers Consolidated Mines reduces its workforce of 2,236 by 189 positions in Johannesburg and Kimberley
De Beers Group expands his distribution with retail shops with new outlets in Hungary, Thailand and South Korea.
February 15, 2016 David Brummer
404.20 Ct rough Type 2A diamond found at Lucapa mine, Angola
Feb 16, 2016 7:32 AM By Rapaport News
De Beers 2015 Earnings -58% as Rough Demand Falls
*February 04, 16 IDEX by David Brummer
Hong Kong $ sales jewelry and watches slumped 16% over the year 2015
* Antwerp World Trade center January 30, 2016
Firm polished prices due to shortages.
Idex January 21, 2016
Tiffany & Co. Holiday Sales ‘Negatively Affected by Restrained Consumer Spending’
Market Comment January 21, 2016
Polished prices firm due to shortages.
Rio Tinto’s Diamond Head to Depart in Restructuring .
De Beers decides to sell the Kimberley Mines in South Afrika
Polished Diamond Prices Increase in December 2015
December 17, 2015 Rapaport
Rough prices higher than resultant polished, significantly restricting rough trading and diamond production.
Shortages supporting polished prices. – Dominion mining 3Q profit minus -90%
Dec 05, 2015 Diamond World
De Beers will close Snap Lake diamond mine in Canada – De Beers stepping out of the mines.
Petra Diamonds Ltd and South Africa’s Ekapa Mining have bought the Kimberley Mines from De Beers for $7.2 million.
Being a mining major, De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM), has over the past few years explored options to extend
the life of its Kimberley Mines beyond 2018 but decided based on a review that it would be best by finding an operator
to process the remaining resources.
Nov 28, 2015 Antwerp World Diamond Center
Petra Diamonds has recovered, from his Williamson mine in Tanzania, a 23.16 Carat rough pink diamond of exceptional quality.
Antwerp World Diamond Centre, AWDC November 17.2015
No mercy for those involved in certification fraud! Four traders have received extremely harsh sentences from the Correctional Court in Antwerp for committing fraud concerning diamond certificates.
Christie’s October 20
New York: Christie’s sold a cushion shaped fancy vivid yellow diamond ring of 75.56 carats, on auction realized US $3,609,000
Oct 7, 2015
The Diamond Exchange Bourses are banning in any form of laboratory-made “replica’ diamonds.
Sep 20, 2015
A blue diamond weighing 12.03 carats and described by experts as internally flawless could sell for a record $55 million (EUR 47 million) when it goes up for auction in November, Sotheby’s said.
Antwerp World Diamond Center 16 September.2015
The Central African Republic (CAR) remains the Kimberley Process (KP) suspended. It is not permitted to import rough diamonds from this country!
Antwerp World Diamond Center AWDC August 31.2015
Antwerp remains most important rough diamond trade hub
Aug 18, 2015 6:54 AM By Rapaport News
Zimbabwe: the vast Marange diamond fields are fast depleting.
Antwerp July 29, 2015
Unique Volcano Diamonds Found in Russian Far East
Market Comment July 24, 2015
Shortages due to significant decline in manufacturing. Few new goods expected for Christmas.
Antwerp July 19, 2015
De Beers maintains high rough prices +7%
Juli 10, 2015
Kimberley Diamonds shuts down its Ellendale mine.
July 7, 2015
Fabian Cancellara wins diamond trophy in Tour de France. On July 6 the Antwerp diamond industry gifted a diamond trophy set with 120 sparkling brilliant cut diamonds to the holder of the yellow jersey.