Not all hope is lost in the diamond industry this year as major diamond dealer De Beers on Friday announced diamond sales have significantly improved in line with eased Covid-19 restrictions globally. The Namibian newspaper reports that while announcing the sales figures on Friday, the precious stones dealer said it made provisional sales of N$5,3 billion for its seventh sales cycle, which ran from mid-August to the first two weeks of this month. At the announcement, Bruce Cleaver, the group’s chief executive officer, said the diamond market showed some continued improvement throughout August into September, which he attributes to eased Covid-19 restrictions