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Petra Diamonds’ 1H sales rose as the rough market stabilized, with demand higher in most categories | http://ow.ly/CNqt308guww
Petra Diamonds said revenue leapt 48 percent in the first fiscal half because of steady demand following a stabilization in the rough market. Sales grew to $228.5 million during the six months that ended December 31, the miner reported. Excluding ‘exceptional’ diamonds, revenue rocketed 51...
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Chow Sang Sang said full-year profit for 2016 is expected to slump 30-40% amid weaker demand | http://ow.ly/8dO6308esvS
RAPAPORT... Chow Sang Sang said full-year profit for 2016 is expected to slump between 30 and 40 percent as a fall in demand from mainland China and Hong Kong hit sales. The plunge is not as bad as it looks because a one-off gain from a corporate deal had pushed up the jeweler’s profit...
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Online retailer Blue Nile is now offering consumers the chance to sell their used diamonds | http://ow.ly/fILi308esqN
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Rio Tinto’s rough-diamond production grew 4% to 18 million carats in 2016 | http://ow.ly/EDgM3085bCU
Rio Tinto’s rough-diamond production grew 4 percent to 18 million carats in 2016, the lower end of its guidance, as it continued to step up underground operations at its Argyle mine in Australia. Output at Argyle, known for its production of rare fancy pink diamonds and high volume of...
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U.K.-based Fellows sold $627,000 at an auction last week | http://ow.ly/3hLv308359J
The World Gold Council (WGC) predicted gold prices will continue to rise in 2017 as growth in Asia and political uncertainty in the west are expected to support demand. “Not only will gold remain highly relevant as a strategic portfolio component, but also six major trends will support demand...
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The National Retail Federation and MasterCard both said holiday retail sales increased 4% | http://ow.ly/jakC30834Jc
U.S. holiday retail sales rose 4 percent driven by an accelerated economic recovery even as certain large chain stores reported lower traffic, according to separate reports from the National Retail Federation (NRF) and MasterCard. The NRF said total sales increased to $658.3 billion...
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5 men and 2 women held on Friday and Saturday over a massive 2005 airport heist in Amsterdam | http://ow.ly/JnfL308esya
RAPAPORT... Seven people have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in a multi-million dollar diamond robbery at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport 12 years ago, the Associated Press (AP) reported. The five men and two women, all of them Dutch nationals, were arrested in Amsterdam and the...
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Switzerland’s Gübelin Gem Lab has opened a permanent New York base, following a Hong Kong launch in 2010 | http://ow.ly/g6gI308essp
RAPAPORT... Gübelin Gem Lab has launched a permanent location in New York as part of a global expansion program that has seen the Swiss laboratory build a presence in three continents. Gübelin opened the lab at the start of this year in response to an increase in demand from gem traders,...
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Sierra Leone’s President spoke optimistically of the nation’s future in diamonds on a visit to Israel | http://ow.ly/8Igb3085c1m
Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma spoke optimistically of the nation’s future in the diamond industry on a visit to the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE). “Even though the alluvial diamond deposits [in Sierra Leone] are shrinking, there are still diamonds in kimberlite pipes which could...
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DiamondCorp warned much rests on talks with trade unions | http://ow.ly/Ue6v30835iU
DiamondCorp warned it will likely enter insolvency proceedings unless an agreement is reached over retrenchment and payment of outstanding wages in relation to its Lace Mine in South Africa.The company therefore announced a share sale to fund the care and maintenance of the Lace Mine, after...
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Six major trends will support gold demand in 2017, said the World Gold Council | http://ow.ly/Twgm30834Pc
The World Gold Council (WGC) predicted gold prices will continue to rise in 2017 as growth in Asia and political uncertainty in the west are expected to support demand. “Not only will gold remain highly relevant as a strategic portfolio component, but also six major trends will support demand...
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Warren Buffett-owned jewelry manufacturer Richline makes 5th acquisition in 10 months | http://ow.ly/iDaZ3081a1X
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Welcome to the official Google+ page of the Rapaport Group.
Introduction
The Rapaport Group is an international network of companies providing added value services that support the development of free, fair and competitive global diamond markets.

The Rapaport Group, founded by Martin Rapaport, published the first Rapaport Diamond Price List in 1978 which is today the global benchmark for diamond prices. Today the group activities include publishing the Rapaport Magazine, diamond trading networks, research and marketing services, global rough and polished diamond auctions, diamond certification, quality- control, compliance, shipping, and financial other services. The group is also committed to the development of markets for Fair Trade Diamonds and Jewelry, as well as the creation of diamond futures markets.

Products:
 
Rapaport Price List - The primary source of diamond prices and market information worldwide.

Rapaport News – 24/7 on diamonds.net, plus daily Newsbrief and weekly TradeWire®

Rapaport Magazine - Monthly news and feature magazine

Research - Research and information services

Rapaport International Diamond Conference – each year in the USA

RapNet – Rapaport Diamond Trading Network - The world’s largest online diamond trading network

Auctions - Melee, Single Stone and Certified Diamond auction held monthly worldwide

Buyers Groups - Your way to meet the best buyers and suppliers. Private shows.

China Diamond Import Services – The safe and secure diamond import service to China

Laboratory Services – GIA and AGS in India, Antwerp and Israel

Fair Trade – Advocating the establishment of Fair Trade and Fair Made diamond, gem and jewelry products and markets

Email: info@diamonds.net

Websites:
http://www.diamonds.net
http://www.rapnet.com
http://www.rapaportauctions.com
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+1-702-893-9400, +32-3-232-3300, +852 2805 2620, +91-22-6627-2600, +44-208-123-0344, +1-212-354-9100, +972-3-613-3330, +91 261 254 9583, +91 22 6628 2727, +86-21-6160-2386