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Grading diamonds is subjective, that is true, but within reason. One diamond grader could potentially see an E color as a F color, while the another could potentially see the E color as a D, this is reasonable. However, GIA uses a technique in which graders are constantly being checked by their peers, so a consensus is reached within the laboratory to achieve the most fitting grade.

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“The DeBeers stock at the time of Asian currency crisis of 1997/1998 had a value of several billion dollars. Our senior management questioned whether holding such a large stock was a sustainable and efficient use of capital,” Davies said, “and this triggered a strategic review that resulted in a decision to liquidate the stockpile over a number of years.” Responding to that claim, Vanderlinden said, “we can only take them at their word. Nobody really knows. The truth is probably somewhere in the middle.”

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Surprisingly, Canada’s production has actually fallen 5 percent to $1.91 billion in 2013, however Canada is still ranked as the third-largest producer of diamonds worldwide. In regards to volume, Canada’s production has risen around 1 percent to its peak at 10.565 million carats. Meanwhile, the average price declined 6 percent to $180.52 per carat. Canada is followed by Namibia. Namibia’s production has risen 15 percent this year to $1.36 billion from 1.689 million carats as the average price also jumped a heaping 46 percent to $805.24 per carat. This jump was a profound one. Angola is found finishing up the top 5 countries in their production rankings. Angola has production up 15 percent hitting $1.28 billion from 9.36 million carats and an average price that has risen 2 percent to $136.49 per carat.

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[26 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

He makes sure to stress the vast importance of creating a unique niche for yourself or a selling point that will attract and retain buyers in this business. He believes that a strong branding background will aid manufacturers in the market to improve their profits. With clients that are constantly looking for something unique in today’s market, companies that lack this distinctive selling point or a unique product will find it more difficult to take their share of the market. “Competition today is much stronger because of the growing technology and internet, and not only in the diamond and jewelry business. Companies that are not looking a few steps to the future will not be in the game,” says Siman-Tov. At the close of July, diamond business flat due to the competition in the market. Trading patters in the IDE remained quiet with activity further impacted by the U.S summer vacation. Barmecha notes that although locally the market was a bit more quiet, the overseas orders put in were sufficient enough to spur business.

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[19 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]

Detailed information about discounts that apply to the Rapaport Price Lists can be found online on Rapaport’s diamond trading networks. These discounts can also be found in their Trade Sheets which are published in their monthly magazine “Rapaport” magazine. The level to which the discount or premium is applied varies greatly, and is influenced by the many moving parts and factors of the diamond industry. These factors include stone quality and cuts, credit/memo terms, the location and type of market and the liquidity level of particular size -quality combinations. The associated risk of ownership and liquidity also play as important factors. The faster a diamond moves, or sells, the lower the discounts are to the Rapaport Price Lists. Diamonds that prove to be harder to sell in the trade are offered larger discounts. Diamonds that are high in demand, or scarce diamonds may trade at premium to the Rapaport Price Lists.