After two very buoyant years, the softening everyone knew would hit has finally arrived. It’s not just the slowdown in China, the second largest consumer market, but the US is feeling it as well.
Insights Into the Diamond Industry - Page 2 of 11
Our latest insights, expert analysis and thinking on the topics that matter most in the diamond industry.
US Jewelry Sales Explosion Continues, Surges 50% in November
A jewelry sales explosion is taking place, and American consumers are buying jewelry like never before. These are the November figures, including the radical rise in engagement ring prices.
US Holiday Jewelry Sales Predicted to Rise 40%
Based on our market analysis, we predict US holiday jewelry sales to rise of 40-42% in the November-December holiday period. Annual jewelry sales are expected to total $94-$95.3 billion in 2021, rising 51%-53% year over year.
Spending on Jewelry: Almost All Spent More
In 2020, the average US household purchased $475 worth of jewelry, up 9.8%, an outstanding outcome of an otherwise very miserable year. This is how much Americans spend on jewelry during the COVID era.
The LGD Price Anomaly: Demand Rises, Prices Decline
There is an anomaly in lab-grown prices. Demand is high but prices are declining, especially for larger goods in demand for the bridal industry. Here are the dynamics, prices, retail details and changes in demand. Plus, what the actual price gap is between natural and LG: a diamond market analytics review.
Are We Heading Towards a Diamond Price Bubble?
Polished diamond prices are on a year-long rally. Now, concerns are rising that they are reaching an apex that may prove to be a diamond price bubble. This is why.
Israeli Bank Financing of the Diamond Industry Slashed
Israeli banks cut financing of the diamond industry by 33%, falling below $500 million for the first time in 30 years. The decline reflected shrinking activity, reduced reliance on financing, and banks’ balking at the complications of working with diamond firms.
How Much Are We Really Spending on Diamond Engagement Rings?
Going through the sales data of hundreds of jewelry retailers provides remarkable insights. For example, how much Americans really spend on their diamond engagement rings. Here is the data driven answer.
Dive and Bounce: The Golan Diamond Market Report Q4 2020
A quarterly review of the diamond market, from retail to mining. Despite the deep dive in activity in 2020, the market bounced back to make a full recovery. Lab-grown market share, financing, midstream manufacturing, rough diamond purchases, and detailed retail activity are covered.
Not a 2020 Wrap-Up, or a 2021 Prediction
A few observations on the most significant place for the diamond industry: US retail sales 2020. Jewelry sales were up!