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Diamond Replacing Gold in Indian Jewelry

29 june 2012

Rising gold prices are causing more and more consumers in India to purchase diamond jewelry as opposed to gold jewelry, which has traditionally been more popular, the Hindustan Times reports cited by An increase of approximately 30% in the price of the precious metal in the last twelve months alone influenced the shift in purchasing patterns.
Gems and Jewelry Export Promotion Council chair Rajiv Jain also noted that in addition to this price inflation, gold is subject to import taxes, further increasing their cost, whereas many diamonds are cut and polished in India, making them exempt from these duties.
An Indian diamond industry expert said that in addition to price considerations, there are cultural factors at play in this shift. All India Gems and Jewelry Trade Federation chair Bachhraj Bamalwa said that young Indians are starting to show a preference for diamond jewelry because it is lighter and reflects a fusion between western and Indian designs, which are traditionally more bulky.