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  • TEL AVIV, July 31- Diamonds are a girl's best friend- but only if they are natural. Global diamond jewelry sales are worth more than $72 billion a year, according to the World Diamond Council, and jewelers like Tiffany and diamond miners led by De Beers stress that a jewel mined at great expense, and often with great risk, is infinitely more valuable than one made by man.

  • *Q2 drop in demand first in eight years- GFMS. SINGAPORE/ LONDON, July 31- Chinese gold jewelry demand fell for the first time in eight years in the second quarter and could drop as much as 20 percent in the full year, a leading precious metals consultancy said.

  • HONG KONG, July 31- China shares finished their best month since 2012 on a positive note on Thursday, with banks and mining companies leading index solid gains. Zijin Mining Group surged 7.1 percent and Zhongjin Gold Corp 9 percent.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 02 or. 6 percent, to $3.31. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 18 or 1.2 percent, to $14.94. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 11 or 1.2 percent, to $9.34.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 12 or. 6 percent, to $18.47. Gold Fields fell$. 03 or. 7 percent, to $4.01. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 05 or. 2 percent, to $25.59.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Energy deflated     Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Energy prices were down across the board, while gold was down as well.

  • *Central bank reaffirms no rush to raise interest rates. NEW YORK/ LONDON, July 30- Gold futures ended lower on Wednesday, but traders largely shrugged off a statement from the Federal Reserve hinting the U.S. central bank was in no rush to hike interest rates, which would reduce appetite for the precious metal.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are down at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 17 or. 9 percent, to $18.42. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 20 or. 8 percent, to $25.34.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $3.33. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 23 or 1.5 percent, to $14.89. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 16 or 1.7 percent, to $9.29.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 02 or. 6 percent, to $3.31. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 11 or. 7 percent, to $15.01. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 22 or 2.3 percent, to $9.23.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 10:42 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are down at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 22 or 1.2 percent, to $18.37. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 27 or 1.1 percent, to $25.27.

  • *Eramet says Norilsk would sell to Asia if targeted by West. PARIS, July 30- An embargo against Norilsk Nickel as part of Western sanctions against Russia would hurt nickel users in Europe and the United States rather than Norilsk itself, the head of French mining group Eramet said.

  • Antofagasta posts higher quarterly copper output Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 | 2:17 AM ET

    LONDON, July 30- Chilean miner Antofagasta posted a 5 percent quarter-on-quarter increase in its second-quarter copper output, slightly ahead of forecast, as it ramped up production after maintenance dented its first-quarter output.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Nervousness over economic data helped drive oil prices lower. Geopolitics has not been a factor. Nat gas was up slightly on the day. And gold was slightly lower, as well.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:05 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 04 or 1.2 percent, to $3.27. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 13 or. 9 percent, to $15.13. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 27 or 2.9 percent, to $9.53.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $18.69. Gold Fields rose$. 03 or. 7 percent, to $4.07. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 49 or 1.9 percent, to $25.64.

  • Commodities tomorrow: Gold seeks a catalyst     Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Energy was lower on both sides of the Atlantic, nat gas was down again today, as temps remained mild across the country. And gold was flat on the day.

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 13 or. 7 percent, to $18.55. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 25 or 1.0 percent, to $25.40.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 06 or 1.8 percent, to $3.25. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 05 or. 3 percent, to $14.95. Silver Standard Resources Inc. rose$. 12 or 1.3 percent, to $9.38.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Monday, 28 Jul 2014 | 10:33 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 03 or. 9 percent, to $3.28. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 10 or. 7 percent, to $14.90. Silver Wheaton fell$. 17 or. 6 percent, to $26.55.