Industry News

April 18, 2018

"Like it or not, compliance to official requirements for a clear audit trail of one’s processes is now an integral part of a diamantaire’s business. You could say compliance is the 'Fifth C' of the business", writes Pranay Narvekar, partner at Pharos Beam LLP and an in...

March 21, 2017

"Martin Rapaport, chairman of the Rapaport Group, called on India to show reciprocity in its trade relationship with the United States," writes eponymous Rapaport News of their founder's “State of Diamond Industry” presentation at GJEPC's "Mines to Market" conference y...

May 21, 2016

"The unsurprising news being shouted from the rooftops is that De Beers has signed a 10 year marketing agreement with the Government of Namibia," writes Charles Wyndham in his latest candid commentary on polishedprices.

 

"Of much greater interest to me was the price th...

April 15, 2016

Analysis by Avi Krawitz

 

Rough diamond trading was surprisingly buoyant in April given that polished demand is restrained and inventory levels continue to rise. After a good first quarter, in which rough and polished trading was driven by restocking of the midstream, co...

March 7, 2016

Opinion piece by N. Rothmann

 

More than 600 Israeli diamond manufacturers have signed a letter that calls on the bourses to support a decision taken by the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, which is meant to improve transparency in the rough diamond trade.  If enforc...

February 20, 2016

Opinion piece by Maxim Shkadov

 

It was somewhat strange to hear some industry analysts — and diamond professionals as well —  declare the year 2015 an annus horribilis. While some may feel it was so, in my view, it rather was an anno veritatis, a Year of the Truth.  Ind...

February 14, 2016

Opinion by Ehud Arye Laniado

 

So far our journey through the diamond industry has examined some of the major issues impacting polished diamond manufacturers today. We have seen how rough diamonds are cut based on their internal and external characteristics, where rough...

February 12, 2016

Opinion by Maxim Shkadov

 

It was somewhat strange to hear some industry analysts — and diamond professionals as well —  declare the year 2015 an annus horribilis. While some may feel it was so, in my view, it rather was an anno veritatis, a Year of the Truth.  Indeed, n...

January 4, 2016

Revenge can be sweet as honey. Some feel that it creates justice, and the instant gratification of taking care of things on your own is satisfying. I am the last person to legitimize this behavior, but this is the way the world works. Needless to say, it doesn't work a...

January 4, 2016

"Sightholders are looking for revenge for all the pain De Beers caused them over the years," writes diamond heavyweight Leibish Polnauer, founder of Leibish & Co., adding that, "The revolt of many of these Sightolders is imminent. They are fed up, and many of them want...

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