Diamond wholesalers, just as any other business owners in the COVID-19 era, need to jump start their business activity, and those that could did. The result was a mid-single digit drop in wholesale diamond prices in May and an improvement in cash flow. Polished Diamond Prices Tumble Seeking Cash Flow The desire to generate cash flow, accompanied by pressures to …
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Economic research into the global diamond industry. A thorough exploration of every aspect of the diamond market, from mining to consumer demand.
What is Diamond Research?
Diamond research is the comprehensive examination of the diamond industry. It may examine a single, very specific activity in the diamond sector. It could also study an inner industry interplay or provide long-term tracking of an industry component accompanied by an analysis that puts it in context.
A research project may include market interviews, use of big-data analytics, expert analysis, and the use of exclusive granular data collected from various diamond industry sections.
Diamond pipeline activities that are researched include, but are not limited to, the following areas of the diamond market value chain:
- Consumer buying habits,
- Household expenditures,
- Retailers’ purchasing and sales trends,
- Manufacturers’ financing and polishing activities,
- Rough diamond purchasing,
- Diamond miners’ sales and capital investments,
- Changes in diamond prices,
- Trends and forces that impact pricing.
Who Needs Diamond Research?
Every company involved in the diamond industry needs a deeper understanding of the market. Some want to better understand the supply chain and how it impacts them. Other companies are looking to discover their blind spots.
Frequently, companies need to ensure they are not missing out on opportunities. This may include hidden shortages, timely warnings of inventory buildup in the market, a need for a new service, or simply changing prices of a particular item.
Financial firms may be after diamond industry analysis to decipher trade figures or discover how a part of it works. These firms repeatedly find that it is challenging to talk with diamond companies and require someone to untangle diamond-speak. Most importantly, they need data placed in a broader context.
Where is Diamond Research Used?
Before deciding on a strategy, in making marketing choices, when pricing goods, before picking a jewelry design for production, before launching a product, when tracking market changes, and much more.
For a deeper look into this topic, please see below.
Polished Diamond Prices Edge Down in April
Conventional wisdom holds that trading in the diamond industry should have come to a complete stop in April. This is largely true, but there are some exceptions. Polished diamond trading has continued, though at a much reduced level. Prices naturally declined, down a low single digit. Jewelry stores in China are mostly open, and a good number of stores remained …
Webinar: Diamonds in the Age of COVID-19
Diamonds in the Age of COVID-19: The diamond market, from mining to retail, has changed dramatically under COVID-19. In a webinar given with AWDC, current diamond market dynamics, needed steps, a glimpse into the future, and our poll results were discussed. We covered a lot of ground.
Ruin to Resurrection, the Perpetual Path
The growing stream of bad news is threatening to engulf us like a depressing cloud of darkness, fueling a bleak outlook of ruin in the diamond industry. Yet, diamond jewelry demand has always re-surged as consumers sought solace and celebration. The following is a data-backed pep talk of resurrection.
Lack of Confidence Hurts Diamond Prices
Wholesale polished diamond prices declined in February as diamond manufacturers lose confidence in the short-term prospects
Can India’s Sharp Rise in LGD Exports Extend into 2020?
Proving that the Indian diamond industry’s interest in lab-grown diamonds is fully established, India exported $445M worth of these polished stones in 2019. But can India maintain this growth rate?
Polished Diamond Prices Rise in January
Wholesale polished diamond prices rose in January in response to improved demand and lower wholesaler inventories. Wholesale prices of 1-carat round diamonds rose 3.7% MoM in January. US jewelry sales popped up 4.4% YoY in December, capping a slow year with sales rising just 0.7%.
Diamond Industry Financing Is Shrinking. This Is What It Means
Diamond industry financing has considerably declined over the last couple of years, hitting a 15 year low. The industry views this as unfavorable; yet, this can be debated. A recent $3 billion “savings” provided it with a rare opportunity to realign.
The Golan Diamond Market Report – Q3 2019
After an extended period of stunted demand in the consumer, wholesale, and manufacturing sectors of the global diamond value chain, at the end of the third quarter, there are a few small signs of improvement. Following the deep decline in the second quarter of the year, US jewelry sales surprisingly picked up in July, although, cyclically, it is a month …
Las Vegas 2019: Guts without Glory
The diamond industry was a prize winner. Diamond folk have guts but they have lost the glory. The JCK show proved that they lost of confidence in diamonds.