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Transparency Is on Our Side

Transparency Is on Our Side

Transparency efforts are stepping up, and this is one of the best things that can happen to the diamond industry. These efforts can elevate the diamond industry both in the eyes of consumers as well and bankers, the two areas where diamonds are struggling most.

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Paying the Price of Not Taking Control

Paying the Price of Not Taking Control

In the wake of the alleged scam by Nirav Modi and his uncle Mahul Choksi, a series of steps are being implemented in India, and none assume that the diamond industry is acting with integrity, transparency or reliability. Of course, most diamond trading companies in India and around the world adopt high-standard business practices, but all it takes is a few to act otherwise, and that there be a constant stream of these “few” for everybody to pay the price.

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March 2018 Market Report

March 2018 Market Report

The limited success of the trade show in Hong Kong brought price increases to a halt yet did not harm demand. The global polished diamond market saw steadily growing demand, expanding into additional diamond color and clarity ranges. A few issues that the market is currently facing are set to loom over the global diamond industry. They include the possible impact of a trade war between the US and China on American consumer behavior, the investigations into the alleged fraud case in India, and the decision by Signet to revise its strategy – including its relations with its vendors, on the back of their poor results in the past year.

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The How and Why of Third Carat Price Increases

The How and Why of Third Carat Price Increases

Polished diamond prices improved in February, inching up 0.08%, according to the Mercury Diamond Global Tracker™ (MDGT™). However the small overall rise actually hid a significant rise in prices of smaller goods, specifically thirds – round polished diamonds weighing 0.30-0.39 carats. Prices for this size range did not simply increase, they rose at a rate the diamond industry has not seen in some time. .

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Mercury Polished Diamond Prices: Prices Continue to Rise in February

Mercury Polished Diamond Prices: Prices Continue to Rise in February

January’s rising polished diamond prices continued into February on the back of awakening demand. Polished diamond prices had suffered from an extended period of declining prices since mid-2014. However, after improved retail sales in the US over the November-December holiday season, demand for polished diamonds improved, pulling up prices.

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