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 Post subject: French diamonds
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:51 am 
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You know what ? Apparently they are starting to grow CVD diamonds in France ! :shock:

Name of this brand new society : Diam Concept.

Their point is : "We make diamonds and that's it. Same properties as the ones from the mines, with more ethic, and a weak carbon print. I am not at war with diamonds from mines, but they are diamonds of the past, whereas ours are diamonds of future."

For those who understand french :

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 Post subject: Re: French diamonds
PostPosted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:15 am 
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Good luck to them. I hope they will stick to the fancy colored diamonds because the white diamond market is falling apart from low demand and over supply already:

https://www.mining.com/petra-diamonds-s ... ss-widens/

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -stay-away

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 Post subject: Re: French diamonds
PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:18 am 
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Well, the world economy has trouble picking up from the 2008 crisis and another one is looming on the horizon, so apart from the ultra-rich - which cannot cover themselves up with a 10cm thick layer of diamonds either - most people don't have the money for diamonds... I mean, even natural diamonds used to be a relatively common gift for newlyweds, bought even by middle class families (they just bought tiny ones; my mother can confirm :lol: ), but now, they're seen as an absolute luxury.
Plus, they're sort of... out of fashion among "cool creative" circles, which are more into more original (and cheaper) materials or vintage jewelry, in which case they'll buy a diamond which hasn't brought a penny to diamond mines or jewelers since 1973.

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