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Anglo American Reports De Beers Sales Up On Year In First Quarter

Rough diamond sales in Q1 2017 were 14.1 million carats, Anglo American reported.

There were three Sights in the quarter this year compared with two in the year-earlier Sight.

"This increase reflected stronger demand in Sight 1 2017, particularly for lower value goods in stock at December 31, 2016," reported thediversified miner which owns 85 percent of De Beers.

De Beers' rough diamond production increased by 8 percent to 7.4 million carats in the first quarter compared with Q1 2016.

Christie’s To Auction 92-Carat La Légende Diamond

Auctioneer Christie’s sale of Magnificent Jewels on May 17 in Geneva will feature La Légende, a 92-carat D color Flawless heart-shaped diamond pendant signed by Boehmer et Bassenge.

Pandora Opening First Concept Store In India

Pandora's new concept store in the 'Mall of India', in the Noida area of Delhi, is the first of around 50 concept stores to be opened in India over three years.

The official opening of the first Pandora concept store in India took place on April 19.

Merger of Italian Gold And Jewelry Trade Show Is Officially Approved

The merger was announced in January between the Italian Exhibition Group Spa (IEG) and Arezzo Fiere e Congress.

It creates a single trade show platform for the entire sector Italian gold and jewelry industry. IEG was created by the merger of Rimini Fiera and Fiera di Vicenza.

Christie’s to Offer 'Jonker No. 5 Diamond' at Hong Kong Spring Auction

Christie’s in Hong Kong will be offering the Jonker No. 5 diamond and an emerald and diamond ‘Palmette’ necklace at its Spring auction on May 30.

The Jonker No. 5 diamond is part of a collection of diamonds from the  726-carat Jonker rough stone discovered by Jacob Jonker.

Israel's International Tender Center to Host Three I. Hennig Rough Tenders

I. Hennig Tenders will hold three rough diamond tenders at the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) International Tender Center from March 13-16.

Russia Announces Sergey Ivanov Appointed As Alrosa CEO

Russian diamond mining giant Alrosa has appointed Sergey Ivanov Jr  as chief executive.

Just 36-years-old, he replaces Andrey Zharkov who is leaving the post early. Zharkov has been at odds with officials over Alrosa's 2017 budget.

Ivanov is the son of the former head of the Kremlin administration, and his candidacy was supported by the finance ministry, sources familiar with situation and the ministry told Reuters.

Argyle Diamond Mine Mineral Resources Estimate Cut By Rio Tinto

Rio Tinto has reduced its mineral resources estimate for the  Argyle diamond mine in Western Australia.

The miner said in a statement that estimated mineral resources - the volume of material that can be extracted for economic purposes - fell last year.

The miner cut its estimate by 66 percent to 15 million tonnes in 2016.

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