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The Graff Venus: a high-stakes heartbreaker

By   /  November 9, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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Today Graff unveiled the record-breaking Venus, the largest flawless heart-shape diamond ever certified by the GIA. Just as you thought another diamond record couldn’t be broken, Graff Diamonds in London has pulled out a trump card. And what a weighty one it is: the Graff Venus weighs an impressive 118.78 carats, making it the largest flawless heart-shape diamond ever to be certified [...]

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Brilliance in Round

By   /  October 10, 2016  /  Featured Press, Pawn News  /  No Comments

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While many people may just see simple shapes when looking at diamonds (i.e. round, square, heart), those in the diamond industry see cut, pattern, and detail when looking into a diamond. The loan officers at New York Loan for example, are trained to not only see the details in the cut, but to look at [...]

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Diamond Market Facing Difficult Third Quarter

By   /  July 5, 2013  /  Jewelry  /  No Comments

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Certified polished diamond prices fell in June as cutting centers came under financial pressure.  The RapNet Diamond Index ((RAPI™) for 1-carat diamonds fell 0.6 percent, 3-carat diamonds declined 0.5 percent and 0.50 diamonds fell 0.7 percent. The RAPI for 0.30-carat diamonds dropped 1 percent after a very strong uptrend for the first five months of [...]

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Diamonds to Outshine Gold for Investors

By   /  May 14, 2013  /  Gold Price, Jewelry  /  No Comments

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For the first time in history diamond prices are now a product of true market forces as De Beers loses control of the industry.  In an uncertain global economic landscape individual investors are likely to jump on an opportunity to invest in what will be, like gold, a safe haven in a difficult economy.  Unlike [...]

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Diamond Industry Monopoly Comes to an End

By   /  April 11, 2013  /  Jewelry  /  No Comments

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For over a century the diamond industry was controlled by the De Beers monopoly.  De Beers was the diamond industry.  A series of events over the last 25 years has led to the dismantling of the monopoly and for the first time in a century, market forces, and not one sole player, are driving the [...]

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The Price of Large Diamonds is Rising

By   /  September 5, 2012  /  Jewelry  /  No Comments

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In comparison to the gold industry the diamond industry is small; however, it is still a multi-billion dollar industry.  In 2010 the worldwide retail market for diamond jewelry was $60 billion.  While there is some industrial demand for diamonds the jewelry business represents about 95% of the value of production.  Diamond pricing is based on [...]

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