The Diamond Rush

  • 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. 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

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

  • Arkansas State Park Luring Diamond Hunters Thursday, 23 Aug 2012 | 1:43 PM ET

    After being laid off from his job in the automotive industry, David Anderson didn’t bother searching for work. Instead, he went hunting for treasure — but not just any kind of treasure. Anderson went searching for diamonds.

  • Tips to Finding the Perfect Diamond Ring Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 | 10:52 PM ET

    TheKnot.com tells CNBC that there are four important qualities an individual should be looking for when shopping for a diamond engagement ring: cut, color, clarity and carat.

  • The Diamond Rush News Story Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET

About The Diamond Rush

  • Investors are setting their sights on diamonds and some believe the precious stone is poised to become the next gold. CNBC takes you on an all access tour of the mysterious diamond industry. Journey deep inside the world’s richest diamond mine in Africa and discover how diamond hunters buy and sell the best rocks at a Las Vegas jewelry expo. CNBC’s Bob Pisani brings cameras for the first time into New York’s Diamond Dealers Club, the stock exchange of the diamond world. And, diamond hunting in Arkansas, the only diamond producing public site where you can go digging for diamonds. Will the expense of pulling rare diamonds from the earth pay off? And, will diamond investing be the next big thing?

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