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Possible Solution for Fragmentation – Consolidation

Ehud explored possible methods of addressing the issue of fragmentation, drawing in part on lessons from other industries.  

First among them was simply consolidation, whether natural or through mergers and acquisitions.

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Improve the Diamond Midstream

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Excess Fragmentation in the Industry

Beyond the issue of restoring demand for diamonds, Ehud also discussed in depth supply-side challenges he thought the industry should seek to overcome.  

Ehud was particularly concerned by the deep fragmentation in the diamond sector, which prevents players across the diamond pipeline from operating profitably and, therefore, sustainably.

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Regaining consumer trust on the industry’s weakest links

In addition to improving pricing transparency, Ehud believed that the diamond industry should also tackle the other issues that have led to a decrease in trust in the sector as a whole.  

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Crystal Clear – From Rough to Polish

Improving the pricing transparency of polished diamonds is the first part of the two main components of the Crystal Clear philosophy. The other part, driven by the first, is the ability to then determine the prices of rough diamonds.

The rationale that Ehud used here was that, ultimately, it is consumers who determine the price of a rough diamond based on how much they are willing to pay for its polished output. 

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