Diamond Report #118

Luxury Jewelry News De Beers Profit Soars        De Beers underlying earnings jumped 74% year on year to $923 million in 2014.  Anglo American’s share of De Beers revenue rose 11% to $7.11 billion, while rough diamond sales increased 12% to $6.5 billion. The remaining $614 million was generated mainly by the company’s Element Six industrial […]

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Diamond Report #117

February 2015 – Forbes – Michelle Yuan Colored Diamonds: Asia’s New Fancy Best Friend The popularity and price of fancy colored diamonds have been on the rise globally, driven by Asian investors. From 2006 to 2014, fancy colored diamonds (pink, yellow, and blue diamonds) experienced an average total appreciation of 154.7%, according to the Fancy Color […]

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Diamond Report #116

Fancy Color Investment Analysis RAPAPORT… The Chairman of the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF), shares his insights on investment opportunities around fancy color diamonds and explores how these assets have performed in recent years.

In early February 2015, the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) published its first update of the Fancy Color Diamond Index. Based on data collected […]

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Diamond Report #115

Global Diamond Production Continues to Decline Rio Tinto’s Rough Output -37% Rio Tinto’s total rough diamond output declined 37% year on year to 2.841 million carats during the fourth quarter that ended on December 31.  The company attributed the sharp reduction in output to a maintenance shutdown and the transition from open pit to underground […]

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