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Interview with Martin Rapaport: “We have to be honest”

Last week, Martin Rapaport lowered prices on the March 20 edition of his widely watched price list by an average of 7%, leading some companies to pull their inventory from RapNet, his online listing service. Afterward, following a vote of RapNet members, he agreed to suspend publication of his price list until May 1.

De Beers Group Covid-19 update: cycle 3 rough diamond sales

Due to the public health restrictions on the movement of people and product in Botswana, South Africa and India, which prohibit customers from traveling and prevent the shipment of goods to customers’ international operations, De Beers Group will not hold its third Sight of 2020.

ALROSA sells large diamonds online

Due to the lockdown of many countries due to the pandemic of the new coronavirus COVID-19, ALROSA decided to hold an online auction for the sale of special diamonds (over 10.8 carats), which runs from March 23 to April 6.