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  1. June 6, 2014

    The new engagement rings

    The traditional diamond engagement ring is more recent than diamond dealers and advertising campaigns might have you...

  2. March 26, 2014

    Six-second test weeds out fake diamonds

    When it comes to spotting synthetic or other fake diamonds, rigorous caution is the industry’s modus operandi. It has good...

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  1. Innovative Lawyers

    Innovation in business methods and a focus on international expansion are driving firm...
  2. Watches & Jewellery September 2012

    Hard luxury ranges are seen by customers as the most portable, transferable form of we...
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  1. January 26, 2014

    Petra packs more sparkle than diamond trade’s big boys

    Unearthing blue diamonds the size of quails’ eggs under the dry heat of the South African sun makes for a rattling good...

  2. October 28, 2013

    Alrosa: diamond in the rough

    How much is she worth? Apparently £1,500 is the average a British man spends on an engagement ring. Valuing the world’s...

  3. August 5, 2013

    Singular behaviour

    While working as a marketing executive at Weight Watchers, Sherri Langburt, single at the time, became increasingly...

  4. FT Alphaville

    July 31, 2013

    To catch an iron ore thief

    Nicholas Colas at Convergex offers some interesting insights on diamond deflation in his Wednesday note. First, he points...

  5. July 8, 2013

    S Africa lays ground for mines deal

    As South Africa’s gold miners prepare crucial wage negotiations this week, Kgalema Motlanthe, deputy president, says he is...

  6. June 30, 2013

    Firework display designer

    Hayley Maddin, Fantastic Fireworks Planning a firework display starts with meeting the client and discussing what they want....

  7. June 8, 2013

    Make your own: Natural stones remain buyer’s best friend

    Since their creation in a New York laboratory almost 60 years ago, synthetic diamonds have divided the main sector in which...

  8. June 7, 2013

    Highlights from this week’s Investors Chronicle

    Buy: First Property Group (FPO) Deals have been slow in coming, leaving the price static, but should now pick up and a...

  9. May 10, 2013

    Does art really sell product?

    It’s Frieze weekend in New York, which means that for the past two weeks the art-fashion love-in has been in full swing....

  10. April 25, 2013

    New diamond brokers: Well-connected middleman has evolved into savvy marketer

    For well over a century, diamond brokers were the people who helped diamond companies procure a regular flow of rough stones...

  11. March 22, 2013

    How to invest in diamonds

    According to Shirley Bassey they are forever, Marilyn Monroe sang that they were “a girl’s best friend” and Zsa Zsa Gabor...

  12. February 21, 2013

    Weak demand hurts New World Resources

    Weak demand for coking coal has pushed New World Resources, the FTSE 250 miner controlled by Czech billionaire Zdenek...

  13. February 19, 2013

    Botswana readies for diamond trade

    The glass bridges for long-haul aircraft at Gaborone airport are as yet unused by paying passengers. But while international...

  14. January 20, 2013

    The iPad effect: How to unite physical and digital worlds

    While bricks and mortar boutiques and an emphasis on human contact would seem to be the perfect antidote to too much time...

  15. January 14, 2013

    De Beers arm seeks to grow diamond atoms

    In a leafy corner of England a short drive from the Ascot racecourse, a team of researchers is engaged in perfecting a new...

  16. Material World

    November 21, 2012

    High-jewellery brands a hot holiday acquisition

    Kate Hudson. Image by Getty Don’t you love a bit of alliteration? Say it 10 times fast. Or consider this: in holiday time,...

  17. November 16, 2012

    Harry Winston – Arctic ice

    Talk to me, Harry Winston, tell me all about it, Marilyn Monroe sang 60 years ago. Whether she received a response from the...

  18. November 9, 2012

    Richemont secures its place on Fifth Ave

    Richemont’s acquisition of a prime retail condominium inside the St Regis New York hotel for the tidy sum of $380m marked a...

  19. November 7, 2012

    Strikes reveal frustrations with unions

    Industrial unrest has put intense focus on mining companies and an industry that was built on the back of cheap, black...

  20. October 26, 2012

    Outsider who failed to break old guard

    Cynthia Carroll always had a lot to prove. When she came to Anglo American five-and-a-half years ago, it was dominated by...

  21. October 26, 2012

    Cynthia Carroll resigns at Anglo American

    Cynthia Carroll has bowed to shareholder pressure by stepping down as chief executive of Anglo American after six years in...

  22. October 23, 2012

    Luxury industry movers and shakers

    The lowdown: Beleaguered French luxury brand Cacharel has dismissed its chief executive of less than a year Pascal...

  23. October 5, 2012

    Rich seam

    In a world where diamonds are usually regarded as luxuries, their value to the people of Botswana is more fundamental....

  24. September 7, 2012

    Laboratory-made diamonds: Even the wealthy buy gems that are not the real thing

    A diamond may be forever, but what if it was formed just yesterday? Lab-grown diamonds, also known as cultured diamonds,...

  25. September 7, 2012

    Oppenheimer’s fixer who sidestepped sanctions

    How do you run a multinational based in a country that has had UN sanctions slapped on it? Few knew better than Gordon...

  26. August 27, 2012

    ‘Supercycle’ fears weigh on mining groups

    Anglo American set the sombre tone. Falling prices and rising costs enfeebled the mining group’s businesses in the first...

  27. August 17, 2012

    Shifting ground rocks diamond industry

    Antwerp’s Square Mile is an assortment of tired office blocks and shops. Groups of men talking business congregate in the...

  28. August 16, 2012

    Anglo takes full control of De Beers

    Anglo American said on Thursday it had taken control of diamond miner De Beers following the completion of a $5.2bn deal to...

  29. July 29, 2012

    Anglo American – in at the deep end

    Anglo American’s problems run deep – literally. Platinum mining in South Africa’s deepest mines is costly and dangerous...

  30. July 20, 2012

    Soft demand for diamonds hits De Beers

    De Beers, the largest producer of diamonds globally, said its earnings halved in the first half of the year, as softening...

  31. Material World

    July 2, 2012

    Did Picasso make music? And other reactions to fashion fine jewellery

    In the course of reporting the piece about the rise of fashion branded fine jewellery (along with menswear, it’s seen as the...

  32. June 1, 2012

    Diamonds sparkle despite Graff IPO failure

    The collapse of Graff Diamonds’ Hong Kong flotation has done little to dent the upbeat mood of the biggest gathering of the...

  33. April 26, 2012

    Dassault Systèmes to acquire GemCom

    Dassault Systèmes, Europe’s second-largest software company by revenues, plans to acquire Canada’s GemCom, which provides...

  34. April 19, 2012

    Anglo American hails strong first quarter

    Anglo American shrugged off short-term dips in Australian coal production, telling investors ahead of its annual meeting...

  35. April 11, 2012

    Damien Hirst’s four faces of commerce

    Damien Hirst is the greatest living, and possibly the greatest ever, moneymaker-as-artist. MBA teachers get their students...

  36. March 27, 2012

    Diamonds: carat and stick

    We all lose our charms in the end, sang Marilyn Monroe. Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton have put their diamond divisions up for...

  37. March 23, 2012

    Cape fear

    One of the forgotten scandals of the 19th-century South African diamond rush was the attempt – orchestrated at the behest of...

  38. March 20, 2012

    Rising demand fuels Gem Diamonds’ profits

    Gem Diamonds, producer of some of the biggest diamonds found in recent years, trebled annual profits on the back of improved...

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