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RAPAPORT…  Gem Diamonds has recovered two large diamonds within a 24-hour period at its Letšeng mine in Lesotho, the company said Wednesday. High quality type IIa weighing 101 and 71 carats.source:Diamond.net(Dec 18/18)

The diamond sorting center in Mirny, Sakha Republic, Russia, November 14, 2013.

RAPAPORT… In the era of fake news and synthetic diamonds, it was a matter of time before the two would meet. They did so recently in the form of editorials in the South China Morning Post (SCMP) and on the Russia Today (RT) TV channel, which took some cheap shots at the diamond trade. source:Diamonds.net(Dec 6/18

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The Bedford Consulting Group released its annual survey of executive and board compensation in the mining industry and revealed that, within the nearly 200 companies in their sample, only 13% of board members are women.source:mining.com (Dec 17/18)

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RAPAPORT… A rare sapphire necklace was the top seller at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Hong Kong, which garnered about $60 million in total on Tuesday:diamond.net