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US Consumer Confidence Remains Strong; Alluvial Diamond Tracking and Illegal Gold

US consumer confidence has kept the economy from sliding into a possible recession. Plus: Sustainable trends for diamonds and gold.

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A pile of rough diamonds.
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US Government to Industry: Know Your Supply Chain; De Beers and Alrosa Cut Rough Sales

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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De Beers Ups Supply; US Federal Trade Commission Warns About ‘Eco’ Claims

DeBeers responds to fluctuations, and the FTC issues warnings on laboratory-grown diamonds. Plus: 302.37 ct Graff Lesedi La Rona is revealed.

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Cushion cut synthetic diamond
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Laboratory-Grown Diamonds: Demand Rises, Prices Fall

The proliferation of laboratory-grown diamonds into the market continues to dominate industry news. Plus: Natural Diamonds and the Kimberley Process

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Diamond Market Forecast: Declining Credit, Soft Prices and Lab-Grown Diamonds

Despite the generally strong year for jewellery retail, the diamond industry continues to face problems with credit, patchy demand and soft prices.

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The ring is designed with a wavy strip of black diamonds in the center framed on each side with colorless diamonds set in a ruffled edge The earring are crescent shaped with black diamond on the inside framed by colorless diamonds in a ruffled edge.
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GIA Researchers Look Inside Black Diamonds

Black diamonds are striking in jewellery. GIA researchers report on the unique properties used to identify black diamonds and the potential treatments.

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A large pear shaped yellow diamond hangs from a black cord and lies against red material.
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US Holiday Season Opens Well, Despite Volatile Markets

The US holiday shopping season is looking positive, despite signs that an economic slowdown may be coming in 2019. Plus, more auction sales records.

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A large piece of rough, left, with a portion cut out of it, and six cut and polished diamonds produced from the cut out piece of rough.
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Chipping Away at 1,109 ct Lesedi La Rona

Graff reveals the first polished diamonds produced from the Lesedi La Rona, one of the largest pieces of rough ever mined. Plus, other market news.

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A sorter works at a table lined with sorted piles of diamond rough.
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Diamond Producers Aim for Lower Qualities in Today’s Market

The average value of rough diamonds mined last year dropped sharply, while demand has trended towards smaller stones and lower qualities.

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