Waiting for Godot?: Botswana Diamonds awaits Zim kimberlite concessions application outcome

Diamond explorer, Botswana Diamonds applied for kimberlite concessions in the Northwest of Zimbabwe in late 2020. Company managing director James Campbell told Rough&Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview that they are still waiting for...

16 may 2022

“The demand far exceeds the supply,” says Dev Shetty, Founder-President & CEO of Fura Gems

In 2017, after a decade as chief operating officer and board member at Gemfields a coloured gemstone mining company, Dev Shetty took the courageous step of starting, from scratch, a mining company. He named it FURA Gems. Today, it is one of the largest...

09 may 2022

Igor Kulichik: The diamond market is now in the initial phase of turbulence

Igor Kulichik is a well-known expert in the diamond market. He has worked in the diamond industry for 20 years: he was CFO of ALROSA from 2002 to 2017, and a member of the Board of Directors of AGD Diamonds from 2018 to 2022. He is also a member of the...

02 may 2022

There is a classic phrase: “Art is an Ambassador of Peace.” And this is true

Chief Expert of the Gokhran (State Valuables Depository) of Russia Veronika Voldaeva, Art History Ph.D., Honored Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation, author and compiler of the decorative and applied section of the Gokhran’s collection...

25 april 2022

DiaMondaine Diamond Club: Fostering cross-industry networking, ethical sourcing and transparency

The diamond industry had been promoting a culture of ethical sourcing and transparency as studies have time and again revealed that consumers, particularly the younger generation, are increasingly concerned about such matters. DiaMondaine Diamond Club...

18 april 2022

FCRF: Fancy color prices will rise as supply wanes

22 february 2019

One of the most overlooked facts concerning the diamond industry is that the world’s diamond mines are rapidly depleting. Within a quarter of a century the majority of the 45 most notable diamond mines operating today will cease to exist, and the last diamond will be unearthed in 60 years, says a new research published by the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF).

news_22022019_fcrf.png
      Image credit: FRCF 


According to FCRF, diamond prices will rise as supply wanes. Fancy Color diamonds, considered to be the rarest of the rare, will increase in value at an even greater pace. The report states that no new ‘mega-mine’ is expected to be found in the foreseeable future. On the other hand, the world’s wealthy population is expected to continue to grow at a rapid pace and demand for diamonds is expected to rise.
The result, according to the FCRF, is that the diamond industry will change beyond recognition. Manufacturing and related technology will slowly disappear. The “second-hand” diamond market will flourish. According to FCRF, the report should be an eye opener for diamond buyers and investors: “There is no reason why diamond buyers or anyone with long-term vision can’t start realizing an extra premium from this scarcity right now,” the report states.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor-in-Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished