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De Beers taking 'serious look' at diamonds as investment

20 may 2009

The drop in traditional demand for diamonds has De Beers taking a "serious look" at an alternative market for the stones – diamonds for investment, a company spokeswoman confirmed to National Jeweler.
De Beers spokeswoman Lynette Gould said over the last few months, a number of people - both representatives of high-net-worth individuals and funds – have approached De Beers expressing interest in investing in diamonds as an asset, likely due to the recent investment boom in commodities.
"These approaches," she said, "have caused us to have a serious look at this opportunity."
Gould notes that while De Beers traditionally has not been interested in diamonds as an investment – fearing that it would cause price volatility and speculation that could ruin the market for the stones as a luxury product – the "changing business environment" has the diamond giant changing its tune.
"Diamonds for investment could offer an, as yet untapped, further source of demand," Gould said.
Gould's response came after an article appeared on Friday in London's Financial Times, stating that De Beers has launched a "global campaign" to convince investors that diamonds are on par with gold as a safe haven for investment.
Gould, however, stopped short of calling De Beers' current interest in diamonds as an investment a "campaign" on the same level as the enduring-value campaign it used to promote diamonds this past holiday season.
"It's just something we're looking into, very early days," she said.
She also noted that De Beers' "core messages" around diamonds as the ultimate symbol of love and romance aren't changing.
"Diamonds are always in fashion, like the little black dress of jewelry," she said. "They're elegant and timeless. These are foundations on which our industry is built and should always be front of mind."