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No, we don't deal in diamonds, rough or polished. This is to avoid any perceived conflict of interests.
There are many rules and regulations pertaining to the diamond trade in South Africa. To get accurate and current information as to these rules and regulations, please contact the South African Diamond and Precious Metals Regulator on +27 11 334-8980.
No, we have a very small staff and are not looking to expand at this time.
It's amazing how many times this question is asked of us! Because of the vastly differing values, it's impossible to set an average. Some industrial diamonds (boart) are as little as US$1 per carat while some special diamonds are worth many millions per carat. This would give an average of "some" millions of US Dollars which is totally meaningless.
Trade discounts of between 60% (for a 0.30ct M I3) and 22% (for a 10.00ct D IF) are applied to the value of the polish you should recover from the rough diamond. Polishing costs of US$30-70/ct (depending on size and quality) are also deducted. A profit margin of 10% is finally applied to give the final pricing.