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rough

1. a sketch or preliminary piece of artwork
2. the rough Golf the part of the course bordering the fairways where the grass is untrimmed
3. Tennis Squash Badminton the side of a racket on which the binding strings form an uneven line

rough

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(lapidary)
An uncut gemstone.
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The rough diamond is considered to be the most expensive rough diamond in the world.
The event reflects Dubai's global leadership in Diamond trading given its key geographical location and strong expertise in the rough diamonds market.
Gain an understanding of the diamond mining industry in Botswana, diamond reserves, historic and forecast data on rough diamond production and production by selected mines, demand drivers, active and development diamond projects, the competitive landscape and the country's fiscal regime.
Rough diamond sales (millions of ct) YTD 2015 * 2014 2013 Alrosa 22.
During Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to New Delhi this month Russia's state-run diamond monopoly Alrosa signed a dozen deals to increase direct rough diamond deliveries to India that would help reduce the cut taken by middlemen in the secretive precious gems trade.
During the visit, the parties primarily discussed the major opportunities De Beers' first ever 'sight' (sale) in Gaborone, Botswana, will present to the DDE and Dubai as a distribution and trading centre for rough diamonds.
The company feels that, given the progress made by rough diamond prices, that the time is ripe to expand its operations.
He has taken many a rough diamond and polished them up beautifully.
There are six basic shapes of rough diamond and from these many cuts can be produced.
The value of Dubai's rough diamond imports rose 23pc to $1.
During the first six months this year, rough diamond imports grew by 23 per cent to $1.
We are in an environment where the rough diamond market is strong," said managing director Gareth Penny.