BNR’s Big Five
De diamant is het symbool van luxe en exclusiviteit, maar de vraag naar diamanten verandert snel. In India en China worden goedkopere stenen geslepen, en in laboratoria worden diamanten gemaakt die bijna niet meer van echt te onderscheiden zijn. Taxateur Tali Goldstoff haalt de echte briljanten eruit en plakt er een prijskaartje op.
Luister op dinsdag 11 juni om 10.00 uur live naar BNR’s Big Five van de Diamanthandel met Tali Goldstoff.
Members of the World Diamond Council are pushing for the pending conclusion of the Kimberley Process’ review and reform process, and the related call regarding the strengthening of the scope of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme or KPCS.
October 13, 19
IDEX Online) – Jean-Marc Lieberherr is stepping down from his role as CEO of the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) after leading the organization for four years. He will be succeeded by David Kellie, who has spent 14 years at Ralph Lauren and is currently head of U.S. marketing at Watches of Switzerland.Read more
RAPAPORT… LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton saw a rise in jewelry and watch sales in the third quarter, led by a strong performance at its Bulgari brand, it said Wednesday.
Revenue for the category increased 8% to EUR 1.13 billion ($1.24 billion) for the three months ending September 30.
11th October 2019 By: Nadine James – Creamer Media Writer
The $2-billion Venetia Diamond Mine Underground project remains on track and within budget to achieve first production in 2021. At steady-state production, 5.9-million tonnes of ore will be treated in the existing process plant to produce some 4.5-million carats a year.Read more
Lightbox, De Beers’ lab-grown diamond brand, is selling its wares for the first time at brick-and-mortar stores.
The brand’s long-awaited first retail trial will start Oct. 21 at Bloomingdale’s stores in New York City and San Francisco, as well as 30 Reeds Jewelers stores, primarily in the Southeast.
Synova Launches Automated Diamond CutterRead more
313ct. Diamond Emerges as World’s Largest D-ColorRead more
An independent diamond industry analyst and consultant said the natural diamond industry will be in a better position within a year time if end-consumer demand holds.Read more
FOURTH quarter diamond sales remained key to the fortunes for De Beers this year following the publication of its latest sales data – the seventh of the year – which confirmed the rough diamond-buying market was bumping along the bottom.Read more
WINDHOEK – Namdeb’s mooted closure by 2022 would leave Namibia poorer by billions, and efforts are being made to explore extending the flagship company’s lifespan.Read more
(Bloomberg) — LVMH shares rose to a record after second-quarter sales breezed past analysts’ estimates, fueled by creative revamps at its Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior fashion brands.Read more
For the third time in a row, the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) and the University of Antwerp (UA) will organize the Antwerp Summer University.Read more
The Ministry of Finance has announced that no IGST will be levied on gem and jewellery carried outside of the country for exhibition purpose.Read more
RAPAPORT… Gem Diamonds has recovered a diamond weighing 123.5 carats, its third white stone over 100 carats this year, and its second this month.Read more
De Beers, the world’s biggest diamond miner by value, is scaling back production plans for this year as it tries adjusting to a brewing industry crisis that’s hitting prices and lowering demand for precious stones.Read more
Geautomatiseerd diamanten slijpen: jarenlang bleef het een onbereikbare droom. Het Wetenschappelijk en Technisch Onderzoekscentrum voor Diamant (WTOCD) ontwikkelde een revolutionaire technologie die het onmogelijke mogelijk maakt. Het huzarenstukje wordt voor het eerst toegepast in de Fenix, een gloednieuwe machine die voor de Antwerpse diamantsector als geroepen komt.Read more
As a Diamond Expert, Tali Goldstoff has been invited to speak about Diamond Valuations at the University of Antwerp.Read more
As a Diamond Expert, I am a member of the Examination Committee for the diamond expert applicants for the Diamond Office in Antwerp.Read more
I was a coach at the hack4diamonds event in May 2018 in Antwerp. http://www.hack4diamonds.com/Read more
Botswana has placed diamond beneficiation as one of its key focus areas as part of the country’s diversification programme, a government minister has said.Read more
Lightbox Jewelry, the De Beers–owned lab-grown jewelry brand that’s set the low price bar for lab-created diamonds ($800 per carat), debuted a handful of trendy new jewelry styles at this year’s Luxury show in Las Vegas.Read more
Two so-called Intersessional Meetings of the Kimberley Process (KP) participants, which will take place in Mumbai, India, starting from June 17, will focus on an interdependent value chain, where risk is not equally distributed, said Stephane Fishler, World Diamond Council President.Read more
Toronto-based Mountain Province Diamonds has announced the discovery of a new kimberlite at the Gahcho Kue diamond mine 280 km northeast of Yellowknife. The mine is owned 49% by Mountain Province and operated by De Beers Canada, holder of the remaining 51%.Read more
The jewelry industry remains optimistic about the economy and the industry in general, said Reed Exhibitions senior vice president Yancy Weinrich in a State of the Industry presentation on June 1 at JCK Las VegasRead more
The success of public-private joint venture Debmarine Namibia illustrates the possibilities of marine extraction activities attaining environmental sustainability, local empowerment of communities and economic progression.Read more
Diamond markets are under pressure as profit margins have tightened and the trade war with China has fueled uncertainty, reported finance.yahoo.com with reference to the Rapaport Research report.Read more
ALROSA, the world’s largest diamond mining company, launched diamond production at Zarya pipe, Aikhal Mining and Processing Division. The new deposit’s expected life exceeds ten years.Read more
RAPAPORT… Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels auction garnered $30.3 million on Tuesday, with a twin-stone ring leading the sale.Read more
15th April 2019 By: Bloomberg
JOHANNESBURG – Tiffany & Co has been expanding its workforce in sub-Saharan Africa – a region of almost one-billion people where the jewellery giant does not have a single store.Read more
It can be confusing figuring out what’s happening to the price of lab-grown diamonds. On Dec. 21, a Reuters report quoted analyst Paul Zimnisky as saying lab diamond prices had softened considerably. Perhaps not coincidentally, the same day that story appeared, Diamond Foundry announced it was raising prices by an average of 15 percent.Read more
Angola produced a total of 9.43-million carats of diamonds last year, which brought in revenues of $1.2-billion. These figures were reported to Angolan news agency Angop by Endiama President Ganga Júnior. Endiama stands for Empresa Nacional de Prospecção , Exploração, Lapidação e Comercialização de Diamantes de Angola (the National Company for the Prospecting, Mining, Polishing and Commercialisation of Diamonds of Angola). It is the country’s State-owned diamond mining company.Read more
Richemont announced trading results for the three month period ended 31 December 2018 versus the prior year period.Read more
Times of India
SURAT: Small diamantaires and merchants purchasing rough diamonds from rough diamond dealers in Antwerp are staring at tough days ahead following the exit of Indian banks from diamond financing in Belgium.Read more
RAPAPORT… Whoever considered the holiday season over might need to think again: Many jewelers are seeing just as much business during January as they witnessed during the Christmas period, if discussions on a popular social-media forum are anything to go by.
The Kimberley Process claims that the proportion of conflict diamonds in the international market is 0.2%, compared to around 20% during the Sierra Leone civil war, which took place from 1991 to 2002, Mining-technology writes.Read more
De Beers, the diamond giant that for years has promoted gemstones as pricey and precious, said it will begin selling man-made diamonds that cost about a tenth of the price of a mined gem.Read more