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Why are Rough and Polished Prices Disconnected?

In the diamond industry, we often hear that the cost of rough diamonds is disconnected from the price of polished diamonds. Many of us wonder how that is possible, especially since the largest cost component of polished diamonds is rough.


The Most Creative (and Outrageous) Products Made with Diamonds - Fashion & Music Edition

Diamonds are both an object of splendor and one of the ultimate physical stores of value. Adding natural diamonds to anything is not only a great way to enhance its appearance, but also a way to convert it into an appreciating asset. Here is yet another list showing some of the most interesting ways designers are incorporating diamonds into their product lines - this time we are focusing on music & fashion.


The Most Creative (and Outrageous) Products Made with Diamonds - second bonus Edition - From Tea Pots to Yo-Yos

In our continuing look at how diamonds are being used to add some bling to everyday household items, we have seen a long list of high-end products that have been made more beautiful, and valuable, using diamonds. Just about anything, even board games, headphones, and children's toys, can be made to incorporate diamonds as a show of wealth and sophistication. Let's look at another 10 items.


Should Diamonds Be Limited Only to Jewelry?

Diamond industrialist Ehud Arye Laniado often wrote about the rarity of diamonds and its role in diamond valuation, speaking of the economy of rarity associated with diamonds sourced from the most secured vault in the world – deep down in the belly of the planet. Today, all gem quality diamonds are used in jewelry, which raises the question: has a product that is so hard to find and extract exhausted its potential as a jewelry component? According to Ehud Laniado the answer was no.


Namibia and the diamond industry

Namibia is a Southern African nation with rich diamond reserves. Their production comes mostly from marine sources: diamonds that have been deposited on the ocean floor as a result of river movements and ancient tidal basin flows. There are also a few small, land-based mining operations. Marine mining is a difficult, costly, and highly mechanized process. De Beers is the main producer of diamonds in Namibia, having invested heavily in marine mining equipment and exploration vessels over the years. The limited artisanal mining in the country means the government has strong controls over production levels.


Botswana and the diamond industry

There can be no doubt that diamonds have been enormously beneficial to Botswana and its population. A quick drive through Gaborone reveals a thriving city with new infrastructure and development happening every day. The population is better educated, healthier, and wealthier than ever before. While the future of Botswana's diamond industry remains unclear, for the time being at least, it serves as a case study in success for the world to learn from. There can be no doubt that diamonds have been enormously beneficial to Botswana and its population. A quick drive through Gaborone reveals a thriving city with new infrastructure and development happening every day. The population is better educated, healthier, and wealthier than ever before. While the future of Botswana's diamond industry remains unclear, for the time being at least, it serves as a case study in success for the world to learn from. There can be no doubt that diamonds have been enormously beneficial to Botswana and its population. A quick drive through Gaborone reveals a thriving city with new infrastructure and development happening every day. The population is better educated, healthier, and wealthier than ever before. While the future of Botswana's diamond industry remains unclear, for the time being at least, it serves as a case study in success for the world to learn from.


Technology in the Diamond Industry: Jewelry Manufacturing

Jewelry manufacturing was once the work of skilled artisans, working mostly by hand. In some countries this is still the case, although technology is finding its way into even the simplest of manufacturing operations. Although many of the products we buy today are mass-produced for a global consumer public, jewelry has not yet gone down that route entirely. Although large retail chains do have assembly line production facilities using high tech tools and equipment to make jewelry, there is still a large element of the industry that remains niche, and that continues to focus on bespoke jewelry for a discerning clientele. However, in operations both large and small, technology is changing the way jewelry is made. Let's look at some of the recent developments and tools employed in the jewelry manufacturing industry.


What We Should Learn From Diamond Auction Houses

Diamond auctions drive a lot of attention. When a diamond sells for a record price, it's not just the diamond industry talking about it. The general press tends to pay a lot of attention to these sales, fully exposing the public to the sale results. Beyond the attention, there is a lot we can learn from auction houses' selling methodology that we can apply to our day-to-day diamond selling. The auction model works not only for selling multi-million dollar stones: it's also a model we can use to get the wider public interested in investing in diamonds.


10 Tips to Take Better Care Of Your Diamonds - Part 2 of 2

Like any valuable asset, diamonds must be properly maintained in order for them to remain beautiful, and to keep their value. Failure to preserve your diamonds in the best possible condition could ultimately cause your diamond jewelry to depreciate over time. Here is part 2 of the list showing the most important tips for keeping your jewelry looking its best over all the years that you choose to enjoy it.


10 Tips to Take Better Care Of Your Diamonds - Part 1 of 2

For many people, diamonds are amongst their most valuable assets. Whether part of an heirloom piece of jewelry, or held in a safety deposit box, diamonds are treasures. But like any valuable asset, such as a rare car or real estate, diamonds must be properly maintained in order for them to remain beautiful, and to keep their value. Failure to preserve your diamonds in the best possible condition could ultimately cause your diamond jewelry to depreciate over time. Let's take a look at some of the most important tips for keeping your jewelry looking its best over all the years that you choose to enjoy it.


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