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Diamond Market Report 2015

I would be lying if I were to say that 2015 was a banner year in the diamond market. Let’s be honest, it was rough out there. The FORMER monopoly of Debeers didn’t heed the call of the market and continued to raise prices at their sales. What ended up happening was that a majority […]

Diamond Market Report 2012 – Q4

I received an email from Martin Rapaport this year talking about the diamond and jewelry industry. I don’t always read his emails, but this one in particular hit home because it was not just about diamonds but about the business world in general. I’ve written about Mr. Rapaport before. He’s arguably the most powerful man […]

JCK Las Vegas Jewelry Show 2012

I usually give a rundown of my show experience in Las Vegas every June. Last year, we saw strong diamond prices and strong demand. This year, I felt like prices were a little softer in diamonds but not in other categories like luxury and watches. The show was pretty crowded and people seemed to be […]

Diamond Market Update: 2011, Q3

As the world economy dips into a recession, we’re looking at our holdings in diamonds and deciding how to navigate our through this market. The stock market has been getting crushed the past couple months and even metals are unstable. Gold reached a high of approx $1920 per ounce and is now hovering at $1650. […]

JCK Las Vegas 2011 – Diamonds Are King!

Interesting weekend we had in Las Vegas for the annual JCK Jewelry Show. This year they held the show at Mandalay Bay which was a much nicer venue than the Sands at Venetian. We stayed over at the new Cosmopolitan. GREAT hotel – best rooms in Vegas by far. All rooms have a terrace so […]

Diamond Market Report

Like other financial and commodities markets, today’s diamond market is very volatile and unpredictable.  A lot of companies going into Chapter 11.  That being said, it’s a GREAT TIME to buy or to invest in diamonds.  They will be back!  The market for super high end colored diamonds is still strong and bridal is doing […]