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    1. April 12, 2016

      De Beers reports higher diamond demand

      De Beers, the world’s largest supplier of diamonds by value, has fuelled optimism that the industry is recovering from...

    2. Fast FT

      April 12, 2016

      Diamond demand continues to pick up - De Beers

      Diamond sales are continuing to produce a much shinier result in 2016, helping them to recover from a rough patch last...

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    1. Watches and Jewellery

      We have a comprehensive Baselworld guide to the key trends in watches and jewellery, p...
    2. Watches & Jewellery April 2013

      The principal reason for the industry’s uncertainty is the clampdown on the giving of ...
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    1. March 20, 2016

      De Beers goes into second-hand diamond market

      Diamonds might be forever, but their ownership is not. Death, divorce and financial distress can all part an owner from...

    2. March 16, 2016

      Diamonds suffer from oversupply, price falls in new era

      Only eight years ago, De Beers celebrated the opening of Snap Lake — a landmark project for the diamond producer. The...

    3. February 18, 2016

      A requiem for Anglo American, the octopus of South Africa

      It is a short walk from the imposing former headquarters of Anglo American at 44 Main Street, Johannesburg, to the...

    4. February 16, 2016

      Anglo American: rocky road

      The trouble with throwing in the kitchen sink to solve a financial problem is that it can really mess up the pipes....

    5. Fast FT

      February 16, 2016

      Anglo American restructuring - key points

      Anglo American, the embattled FTSE 100 miner whose credit rating was yesterday cut to junk by Moody’s, has published...

    6. Fast FT

      January 28, 2016

      Anglo American keeps on digging

      Miner Anglo American has kept up the pace of digging resources out of the ground, despite the collapse in the price of...

    7. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Anglo shares glisten as diamond sales shine

      Now here is a rare sight. Anglo American, the mining heavweight that has had a torrid few years as it battles to cut...

    8. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      Diamond sales starting to sparkle again - De Beers

      Diamond sales are recovering some of their shine. De Beers’ parent company, Anglo American, said strong demand in the...

    9. January 24, 2016

      De Beers looks to bring clarity to diamond market

      De Beers is to break with decades of secrecy over the state of the diamond trade as it prepares to divulge details of...

    10. January 13, 2016

      Taking down Rhodes’s statue would be a futile gesture

      Next month, Oriel College, Oxford begins a six-month “listening exercise” before deciding whether to remove a statue of...

    11. January 1, 2016

      ‘Indigestion’ hits diamond companies

      De Beers was hoping its “Live your love today” campaign would entice Chinese consumers to buy diamond jewellery this...

    12. December 27, 2015

      Diamond miners face more price cuts in 2016

      Diamond miners are expected to have to offer more price cuts in 2016 to help the industry clear a backlog of stock and...

    13. December 27, 2015

      Botswana seeks to reap more than diamond dollars

      At a long workbench, Botswanans and expatriates sit side by side, backs curved, jewellery eyeglasses in hand, gauging...

    14. December 17, 2015

      Diamonds: are for Christmas

      If you bought diamonds last Christmas you might be regretting it this year, at least from a financial perspective....

    15. December 2, 2015

      Philippe Mellier’s route to the top at De Beers

      When De Beers was looking for a new chief executive in 2011, the most obvious qualification that Philippe Mellier had...

    16. November 14, 2015

      Drilling for diamonds in the ice at the top of the world

      In Canada’s Northwest Territories temperatures routinely drop to -35 degrees Celsius in the winter. And, with the...

    17. November 14, 2015

      The jewellery designer whose shop has become her ‘silent partner’

      It is convention in the luxury goods industry to refer to a creative business as a “house”. Rarely is this so literally...

    18. November 12, 2015

      Hong Kong billionaire Joseph Lau pays $77m for two diamonds

      A Hong Kong property billionaire has paid almost $77m for two diamonds in record-setting auctions that show the health...

    19. October 22, 2015

      Anglo American hit by oversupply in global diamond market

      Anglo American showed how the mining slowdown has hit diamonds by making a deep cut to quarterly production. The miner,...

    20. October 19, 2015

      Anglo American slides on De Beers downturn fears

      Anglo American was Monday’s sharpest FTSE 100 faller on worries that its balance sheet strength will be tested by a...

    21. October 2, 2015

      Behind closed doors: the secret world of private shopping

      Even before Sir Thomas Bond, a property developer and confidant of King Charles II, lent his name to Old Bond Street...

    22. September 21, 2015

      Diamond miners cut through China fears

      Two of the world’s biggest diamond miners have dismissed fears of a crisis in the industry and forecast that global...

    23. June 5, 2015

      The sparkle, radiance and appeal . . . of a synthetic stone

      Lab-grown or synthetic diamonds are having an impact on the natural diamond industry. While imitation diamonds in the...

    24. June 5, 2015

      A guaranteed diamond is forever

      If a jeweller could put a price on peace of mind, it might not be far off $10m. At least, that is how much De Beers has...

    25. April 23, 2015

      Anglo American cuts diamond production forecast

      Anglo American has cut its full-year diamond production forecast by 6 per cent after a weaker than expected first...

    26. FT Alphaville

      April 15, 2015

      Why deflation is not a girl's best friend

      The biggest news in diamond land is still April’s audacious heist of a Hatton Garden safety deposit company and the...

    27. April 3, 2015

      Diamonds: are far rarer

      Diamond miners who protest at being bunched together with other precious metal and resources mining houses have a...

    28. March 29, 2015

      De Beers toughens rules for diamond customers

      De Beers is making the biggest reforms in more than a decade to the way it sells most of its diamonds, amid concerns...

    29. March 19, 2015

      Industry waits to see if diamonds have lost their sales shine

      This month, the diamond industry takes stock after one of its most intense sales periods. The Chinese new year...

    30. February 13, 2015

      Diamond profit helps Anglo American amid commodities downturn

      Surging profit from diamonds last year brought some relief for Anglo American, which reported a $2.5bn net loss for...

    31. January 18, 2015

      How to set a value on the world’s rarest gems

      Intensely coloured — or “fancy” — diamonds have long fetched high prices at auction, but in recent years those prices...

    32. November 28, 2014

      Diamonds: miners’ best friend

      Diamonds may have been a girl’s best friend since the late 1940s, but Rio Tinto has only just seen the light. This...

    33. November 7, 2014

      Small miners are the key to more glittering prizes

      It is notoriously difficult to scratch the surface of a diamond – but what about the diamond market? A number of...

    34. October 30, 2014

      Anglo American slides as break-up hopes recede

      Those betting on an Anglo American break-up may soon be disappointed. Speculators have been buying Anglo ahead of a...

    35. September 19, 2014

      China luxury: diamonds in the rough

      Diamonds are forever, and the Chinese like to plan long term. This week, De Beers said 2013 was a record year for...

    36. September 17, 2014

      China propels diamond sales to record $79bn

      Chinese consumers’ growing appetite for gems propelled diamond jewellery sales to a global record of $79bn last year,...

    37. June 6, 2014

      The new engagement rings

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

    38. 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...

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