Sales of diamonds for Indian Diwali and Chinese Golden Week are down on last year’s results. We’re now seeing a clear shift in diamond buying power from China, South East Asia and India back to the US.
Christmas is almost upon us. For those in the diamond and diamond jewellery industry, this is usually the busiest time of the year. Yet figures from key markets this week tell a different story.
Congratulations to Sotheby’s on a record-busting sale. $32.6 million for the 9.75 carat Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond, now renamed the Zoe Diamond - at $3.3 million per carat the highest price per carat for any diamond. Could the Blue Moon top this? bit.ly/1uilovV
Israeli Diamond Bourse, October 2014: The Israel Diamond Exchange awarded Ehud Laniado with an honorary membership at a ceremony held in the boardroom of the Tel Aviv diamond bourse this October.
Ehud Laniado quoted in The New York Times, September 2014: In a recent supplement on diamonds which appeared in the New York Times, global diamond pricing expert Ehud Laniado comments on the momentous acquisition of the $25.6 million Blue Moon diamond which he calls "a piece of history on this planet" and which he believes "speaks of the power and beauty of nature".