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Market update - The diamond industry's psychological Volatility Index

The diamond sector has a Volatility Index. Unlike the S&P 500 VIX (Volatility Index) it cannot be accurately measured. But it is very much felt in the gut feelings of diamantaires and it can become a fear factor.

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Press coverage - Anglo American Optima magazine

I'm delighted to have been quoted in an article just out in Optima, the magazine published by Anglo American, majority owners of De Beers. The article, Diamond Deficit, explores the pivotal challenges now facing the diamond industry as it looks towards the future. You can read the article in full here.

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Opinion - Creating crystal clear value for diamonds

De Beers used to run and manage generic diamond marketing for the entire diamond industry, even though it was not a diamond polisher, jewellery maker or retailer. De Beers did this because it was the world’s largest rough diamond supplier, the source of more than 80% of the supply of goods.

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Market update - Uncertain times

Rough diamonds are selling if their price is correct. The conversation amongst Sightholders this week is that De Beers’ pricing of last week’s sight boxes has been a disappointment. Sightholders refused around 25% of their allocated boxes.

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Opinion - The good news about lab-grown diamonds

Man-made Diamonds, lab-made Diamonds, lab grown diamonds, synthetic diamonds and many other names have been given to what many consider to be a threat to the diamond industry. When referring to the matter it is almost as if people are asking, “to be or not to be?” I say: to be and to thrive.

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The diamond industry pipeline starts with mining, then rough trading, manufacturing, jewelry setting and finally retailing. It may look like a short and efficient journey, however it is anything but t...
It might surprise people to know that there are only around 50 active diamond mines in the world. These mines never seem to be found on the outskirts of major cities. Instead, they are usually located...
We have seen how the industry has undergone significant changes over the past 20 years and how smaller companies have emerged to play an increasingly important role in supplying rough diamonds to the ...
When I discussed fancy brown diamonds in last week’s article, I stated that unlike other fancy color shades that are extremely rare in nature, brown diamonds are plentiful and therefore command much l...
In the last two decades, much has been said about an impending demand vs. supply imbalance in the diamond industry. Huge mines discovered over the past 40 years are nearly mined out, some argue, and n...
A major diamond rush, located in Lüderitz (in the former German colony of Deutsch-Südwestafrika - German South West Africa) is among Namibia’s most famous diamond sites. In 1907, the Germen railroad w...
When most people hear about diamond mining, they think of South Africa, where diamonds were discovered in 1866 in the Kimberley region. A 15-year-old boy discovered the now-famous 21.25-carat Eureka D...
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