Ehud Laniado quoted in the Financial Times, September 2014: In a recent article in the Financial Times, diamond pricing expert Ehud Laniado says he envisages a future in which demand for the Argyle mine’s top pink stones could soon outstrip supply leading to soaring prices.
A rare pink diamond is one of the most concentrated forms of wealth that exists in the world. In the years ahead, precious pink diamonds are likely to become rarer and consequently even more valuable.Mining giant Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine is famous for producing some of the most highly prized pink diamonds and auctioning them off at tender annually. But the 30 year old mine may come to the end of its life within the next decade. Read the full story (PDF download)
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Diamond industrialist Ehud Arye Laniado is a man passionate about diamonds. From his early 20s in Africa and later in Belgium honing his expertise in forecasting the value of polished diamonds by examining rough diamonds by hand, till today four decades later, as chairman of his international diamond businesses spanning mining, exploration, rough and polished diamond valuation, trading, manufacturing, retail and consultancy services, Laniado has mastered both the miniscule details of evaluating and pricing individual rough diamonds and the entire structure of the diamond industry. Today, his global operations are at the forefront of the industry, recognised in diamond capitals from Mumbai to Tel Aviv and Hong Kong to New York.