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  • CHAMPAGNE FOR MOTHER’S DAY

    Chocolates are eaten, flowers fade. A champagne diamond is as warm as a mother’s smile and as enduring as her love. Did you know that according to a Rapaport survey, roughly 31.7 percent of sons and daughters across the continent agree. The National Retail Foundation (NRF) predicts total jewelry spending on Mother’s Day will total $3.65 billion.
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  • CHINA'S GIANT DIAMOND FOOTPRINT

    On a spring morning in May at the dawn of this century, a young woman stood on the sidewalk before Tiffany's brand new Shanghai storefront looking through the window. Brides-to-be across China awoke with diamonds in their eyes. A sleeping giant stirred.
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  • EMPEROR OF CHINA VISITS RARE INVESTMENT

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    The 2014 Chinese New Year attracted many distinguished guests, A-listers and Chinese celebrities to Vancouver, but Rare Investment had the pleasure of a special visit from the most distinguished guest of all: the Emperor of China.
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  • 100 DIAMANTAIRES GATHER TO BUY THE WORLD’S LARGEST ROUGH DIAMONDS

    On the heels of the extraordinary 'Red Edition' tender of Argyle Pink Diamonds last month, Rio Tinto's Large Rough Diamond special tender posted strong sales. Rare Investment monitored events closely as large (greater than 10.8 carats) rough diamonds from Australia, Canada and Zimbabwe went under the hammer.
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  • THE DIAMOND DILEMMA: A SUPPLY/DEMAND SQUEEZE

    Couples planning to get married and investors seeking value are well advised to consider a diamond purchase, sooner rather than later. In a recent article published in Forbes, Olya Linde and Yury Spektorov, partners of Bain & Company highlight Rare Investment's ongoing warnings to the diamond industry. The supply of diamonds is in permanent long-term decline and projected demand will continue increasing into the new decade.
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  • COULD CHAMPAGNE/BROWN DIAMONDS HAVE HEALING PROPERTIES?

    Champagne diamonds have been heralded as the new classic of the gem world. Due to their intrinsic beauty and potential for appreciation, they are the most recent category of Natural Fancy Colored Diamonds to spark international intrigue. However, some industry veterans affirm that these shiny crystals also have healing properties. In a blog post titled: Brown Diamonds: The Energy Connection, Surbhi Pandya from The Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA), explores the deeper connectivity of Champagne/Brown diamonds.
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  • BETWEEN ROCK AND A HARD PLACE: DE BEERS MOVES TO BOTSWANA

    Good news for diamond investors. More evidence emerges bolstering Rare Investment's forecast of the depleting global diamond supply. Breaking 80 years of tradition, industry behemoth De Beers is moving its London based sales operations lock, stock and barrel to Gaborone, Botswana. Sweeping changes to the giant's business model and De Beers' aggressive steps to meet current challenges are a harbinger of future supply shock.
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  • COLORED DIAMOND BOOM IGNITES OPTIMISM FOR INVESTORS

    Rare Investment Report - As the Argyle Mine nears the twilight of its underground life, Rare Investment envisions a future when Natural Fancy Colored Diamonds are no longer mined. It would be a world in which the market is comprised of above ground stock recirculation. A recent market report by Rapaport titled The Colored Diamond Boom by Avi Krawitz, examines how the rarity of supply and the growing number of wealthy investors is driving up prices and fueling the glowing optimism of this niche industry.
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  • RARE INVESTMENT REVEALS GREAT MYSTERY OF THE WORLD TO GEM INVESTORS

    An extremely rare GIA certified Natural Fancy Chameleon Diamond is now available for viewing and inquiry, by appointment only, at Rare Investment. The 2.21-carat Fancy Grayish-Greenish-Yellow Internally Flawless (IF) Chameleon diamond is described as one of the great mysteries of the world.
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  • RARE INVESTMENT PREDICTED IT: CHINESE DIAMOND CONSUMER TSUNAMI DEPLETING WORLD SUPPLY

    What happens when 13 million Chinese brides demand a diamond ring and there aren't enough? That is the current market dilemma. Chinese brides are the significant new market emerging in a world of diminishing diamond reserves. By now most of us are familiar with statistics detailing China's burgeoning middle class and its rising lifestyle expectations.
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