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  • Diamonds: Rough to Retail Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 3:48 PM ET
    Raw diamonds

    Accounting for 90 percent of the world’s gem trade, diamonds are the rarest and most coveted of all stones. Whether as as investments, symbols of wealth or unique works of art, diamonds are unsurpassed in their beauty and longevity.

  • Rough cut diamonds

    Some investors are looking for new ways to invest in diamonds, including replicating the success of gold ETFs and buying and selling diamonds over the internet without taking delivery of the gem.

  • Diamonds, Gems Replacing Gold in India?     Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | 12:25 PM ET

    Seema Mody reports on the growing popularity of diamonds and semi-precious stones in India and what this could mean for the price of gold going forward.

  • Diamonds. For thousands of years, they have been believed to bring good luck (and bad luck!) — health, wealth, and protection against most of the ills that can befall mankind. They are also a billion dollar business, although compared to the gold business, the diamond industry is small. The worldwide retail market for diamond jewelry was $60 billion in 2010. Like the gold business, the diamond business is segmented into several groups:

  • How to Invest in Diamonds Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 4:08 PM ET
    Diamonds

    Before you invest in diamonds, make sure you follow these rules.

  • Power Struggle Over Xstrata Heats Up     Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | 11:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports the latest details on the battle between Glencore and Qatar Holdings for what could promise to be the year's biggest M&A deal.

  • CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. Oil was up on EIA weekly supply data, gold spiked at $1,640 and platinum continues to rise due to unrest in South Africa.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Oil & Gold Strong     Tuesday, 21 Aug 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Platinum Up Again     Monday, 20 Aug 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Gold Closed Above $1,600     Tuesday, 14 Aug 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Brent Hits $115     Monday, 13 Aug 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Bertha Coombs discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Natural Gas Tomorrow     Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    Natural gas futures have been on a rollercoaster ride after soaring 6 percent to the highest price in a week, after a U.S. government report on supplies. Unable to hold those gains, natural gas futures slid sharply and extended their decline below the $3-mark in electronic trading later in the day. In light of the recent volatility, CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look at key technical levels and fundamental factors driving the natural gas market in the session ahead.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Key on Corn, Nat Gas     Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    Ahead of the release of major government reports on two key commodities, CNBC's Sharon Epperson takes a look how at corn and natural gas may fare in the next session.

  • Rio Tinto CEO Remains Optimistic     Wednesday, 8 Aug 2012 | 6:45 AM ET

    Tom Albanese, CEO of Rio Tinto, says the fact that his company was able to deliver quality earnings despite a difficult economic environment fuels his optimism for the quarter to come.

  • BHP in Talks with Canada’s Harry Winston Monday, 6 Aug 2012 | 10:39 PM ET

    BHP Billiton is in protracted talks with Harry Winston, the Canadian mining and retail group, about a sale of its diamond business but could yet opt to keep the unit as discussions drag on with the sole remaining bidder. The FT reports.

  • Commodities Tomorrow: Oil Prices Rise     Monday, 6 Aug 2012 | 4:00 PM ET

    CNBC's Sharon Epperson discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets and looks at where oil and precious metals are likely headed tomorrow.

  • Gold Prices Impact on Mining Firms     Sunday, 5 Aug 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Ian Murray, Chairman at Gold Road Resources says that current price of gold, around $1,600 per ounce, is a boon for gold producers.