November 2014 sales by specialty jewelers in the US declined 7.1% year-over-year to $2.73 billion, based on preliminary figures from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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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.
Rough Diamond Market Report: Subdued Market Ahead of Diwali
Even with a very small supply of rough diamonds from the major diamond suppliers De Beers and Alrosa during this diamond cycle, premiums in the secondary market were so low that in some categories it meant selling at a loss for the first hand buyers – the Sightholders and Alrosa clients. There are several reasons for this, the upcoming Diwali holiday …