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Why retailers like De Beers’ recycled diamond program

October 15, 2014 |

At the De Beers forum at this year’s JCK Las Vegas show, CEO Philippe Mellier surprised attendees by declaring that one of the industry’s biggest problems was diamond trade-ins. Read More

Syn‘Round tripping’ on the wane in India

October 14, 2014 |

The theory is that ‘round tripping’ in diamonds began sometime after 2008 when 2% import duty was imposed by the Government of India. Read More

De Beers october sight estimated at $460M

October 14, 2014 |

De Beers October sight closed with an estimated value of $460 million. The company reportedly lowered prices for several different categories of goods between 2 percent and 4 percent. Read More

GJEPC raises industry concerns with Gujarat minister

October 11, 2014 |

A delegation led by Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) Chairman Shri Vipul Shah met Shri Saurabhbhai Patel, Minister of Finance in the government of the state of Gujarat to present issues of importance to the diamond trade. Read More

Where De Beers really makes its money

October 10, 2014 |

In May, executives from Anglo were murmuring that the company overpaid when it acquired De Beers, that it wasn’t delivering the return on capital it hoped.  Read More

Weekly Diamond Market Report 14/10/12

October 9, 2014 |

Diamond market overview

Overall sentiment remains cautious, although some traders in the polished market reported a slight increase in orders from US chains stores and retailers ahead of the end of year sales season. Read More

No, De Beers isn’t opening a trade lab (for now)

October 8, 2014 |

For the last few years, De Beers has operated the International Institute for Diamond Grading and Research (IIDGR), a lab that issues reports for Forevermark-branded diamonds. Read More

Maxim Shkadov: “We need to create our own sales channel providing maximum penetration to the market”

October 7, 2014 |

Taking into account the ongoing discussion about the future of the Russian diamond industry, Rough&Polished asked Maxim Shkadov, CEO of Kristall (Smolensk), the largest diamond manufacturer in Russia and Europe to answer our questions. Read More