Woman are diamonds’ new frontier, says De Beers, but now as self-purchasers - 18.09.17
Ironically, the primary recipients of diamond jewelry are today being recognized as possibly the industry most promising target market.
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After dipping in 2015 and 2016, China’s luxury markets looking to improved growth - 15.08.17
The growth in domestic consumption is essentially linked to the creation of a middle class, which was to expand from approximately 225 million in 2012 to 330 million by 2025.
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Honing in on the of fifth C a diamond’s value, ‘confidence’ - 17.07.17
It used to be that a diamonds’ value was predominantly set by what is known as the four Cs – namely carat, clarity, color and cut. But increasingly, a fifth C is being talked of, and that is “confidence.”
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Despite uncertain global political outlook, luxury markets look solid moving forward - 15.06.17
While recent events have raised questions about the world’s geopolitical stability, one would assume that the world’s luxury markets would be in a state of turmoil and flux. Not so, according to a report by Bain & Company.
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OECD’s responsible practices due diligence system likely to become factor in diamond trade - 15.05.17
A five-step responsible sourcing diligence framework, developed and promoted by the OECD, is being adopted in a growing number of minerals groups. It could one day become standard in the diamond industry.
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Once immune to disruptive technologies, the diamond business no longer is - 03.04.17
A number of technological development in the past 30 years have shaken the industry to its core, have already instigated massive changes, and are likely to continue doing so in the future.
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Transformation of rough diamond market epitomized by growing influence of tender sales - 15.03.17
By 2014 about 30 percent of world diamond production was being sold by tender, compared to literally a handful of diamonds being sold in this way just 10 years earlier.
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As production of synthetic diamonds grows, industry looks for ways to set them apart - 20.02.17
It is not really the volume of synthetic diamond production that is alarming the industry, but rather the possibility that synthetic diamonds are being traded undisclosed, meaning that they are being secreted into parcels of polished diamonds.
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Future of diamond market to be dictated by interplay of three ‘new’ forces - 15.01.17
Their presence and influence in the market is undeniable. The variable is how the industry reacts. Different business and marketing strategies are likely to produce varying results.
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Shifting generational strength and spending portend change for diamond sector - 12.12.16
In 2016 the first Millennials are turning 35 and so begin entering their peak spending age. But as the Millennials flex their muscles, those of the legendary Baby Boomer generation are beginning to shrink.
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