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Bank Suspends Credit for ‘Unprofitable’ Rough Diamonds

De Beers and Alrosa slashed rough diamond sales after ABN AMRO’s says it will no longer finance rough purchases for goods that can’t be cut profitably.

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Headwinds Slow 2019 Vegas Business, Lab-grown Diamonds Proliferate

Decent demand for finished jewellery, but less for loose gems. Plus: Lab-grown diamonds and responsible, sustainable business practices.

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Ups and Downs of 2016 Make for an Uncertain 2017

The diamond industry was slow to recover in 2016 and coloured gems got a welcome shot in the arm. Mixed signals leave no clear indicators for 2017.

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De Beers Reduces Rough Prices – Too Little?

De Beers reduces rough prices at May sight, undisclosed treated diamonds submitted to GIA, and Sotheby’s and Christie’s sales break auction records − again.

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January Outlook: Rough Diamond Supplies Up, Prices Down

The trade grappled with soft prices and excess stock in 2015, but holiday sales helped reduce diamond stocks. Plus: China retail report.

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Major Diamond Find Brightens Market

The discovery of three huge diamonds – 1,111, 813 and 374 carats − all in the same week, has brightened an otherwise lacklustre diamond market.

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Characterisation and Grading of Natural-Colour Pink Diamonds

Known for their great beauty and rarity, pink diamonds have long been sought after by jewellers, collectors and consumers.

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Gemesis Laboratory-Created Diamonds

High-quality synthetic diamonds created by the Gemesis Corp. are examined and their gemmological properties are explicated.

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Diamond Sources and Production: Past, Present and Future

Diamond production’s future appears to belong less to Africa and more to Australia, Canada and the Russian Federation, according to this overview of geologic trends in the industry.

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A Review of the Political and Economic Forces Shaping Today’s Diamond Industry

Political upheavals and technological advances, as well as changes in social and governmental attitudes and initiatives, have produced major and ongoing changes in the diamond industry.

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