Thai coloured stones and silver jewellery sector looks to China for growth

The Commercial Consul, Royal Thai Consulate General in Shanghai has commented on the considerable potential for Thai jewellery to penetrate the Chinese market, adding that coloured stones and silver jewellery are gaining in popularity among young Chinese...


ALROSA sold 102 diamonds during its May online tender

ALROSA sold 102 diamonds from boxes of 5-10 carats during its online tender, which took place from May 15 to May 29, 2020.


Hong Kong’s jewellery sales dip 77 % in April 2020

According to Hong Kong’s Census and Statistics Department, Hong Kong’s jewellery sales dropped drastically in April, despite the markets opened up after COVID-19 threat.


Petra Diamonds Q3 revenue slides 32% to $91.3M

Petra Diamonds, which has operations in South Africa and Tanzania, says its third quarter revenue for the fiscal year 2020 eased 32% to $91.3 million compared to $135.2 million, a year earlier mainly due to reduced prices recorded at the March tender...


Synthetic diamond manufacturers clash over patents

The lawsuit between the companies producing synthetic diamonds is subject to further consideration, since there are sufficient grounds for litigation regarding the methods of production and processing of stones.


Investment diamonds: Worth the risk?

18 september 2019
( - Why buy a diamond? It’s a question most would answer quite simply: as a symbol of love, either to a special person in one’s life or as a beautiful reward to oneself. In the pursuit for a purchase that encapsulates the emotion of love, a diamond is one tangible way to express intangible qualities, such as beauty, rarity and eternity. That’s the way the diamond industry has operated for generations and also why diamonds have captured the imagination of consumers and their chequebooks. Yet increasingly, diamond is being marketed as an ‘investment’, particularly the rarest varieties in terms of size and colour. Diamond’s attractiveness to investors is based on the relative buoyancy and consistency of the diamond market compared to other investment channels such as shares and property. As headlines abound about record-breaking jewellery auctions, breathtakingly large bids at the Argyle Pink Diamond Tender and, more recently, panic about diminishing supply, it can be easy to lose sight of the unique risks of diamond as an investment.