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Global Diamond and Gemstone Market: Trends & Opportunities (2014-2019)

Global Diamond and Gemstone Market: Trends & Opportunities (2014-2019)

Scope of the Report

The report titled “Global Diamond and Gemstone Market: Trends and Opportunities (2014-2019)” provides an insight into the rough diamond production and diamond jewelry industry. The report analyzes the trends and challenges of the diamond and gemstone market and also outlines the opportunities driving the present as well as future industry growth. The report focuses on the retail jewelry sales, and the four largest consumer of diamond jewelry namely the US, China, India and Europe. The report analyzes the world’s major producing countries of diamonds. The report also discusses key factors driving growth of the industry, major trends and challenges faced by producers of diamond. Further, key players like Petra Diamonds, Gemfields, De Beers and ALROSA are analyzed in the report.

Segment Coverage

Diamond Market
Gemstone Market
Diamond Jewelry Industry

Industry Coverage

Rough Diamonds
Polished Diamonds
Investment Diamonds

Regional Coverage


Company Coverage

Petra Diamonds
De Beers

Executive Summary

The diamond industry consists of segments that mine, processes and markets diamonds and industrial diamonds. The global diamond and gemstone market has witnessed significant changes and exhibited growth, on account of increasing disposable income, rising middle class population as well as demand from the emerging economies across the world. Jewelry is the main driver for the diamond and gemstones industry. Even under scenarios of volatile or weaker global economic growth, demand for diamonds is expected to show positive real growth in the next few years. Demand is expected to outstrip the global supply due to lack of major discoveries and projected slowdown in several existing mines.

The diamond and gemstone industry is also characterized by growing popularity of online shopping, inclination towards branded ornaments and changing technology which ensures required supply. Branded diamonds present growth opportunity for diamond jewelry retailers. However with immense growth opportunities the industry also faces many challenges in terms of rising operational costs, environmental risks, degrading of reserves and over-production of synthetic diamonds.

Geographically, the US continues to be the largest consumer of gems and diamond jewelry, followed by China and India. In India, diamond cutting and polishing is one of the major sources of revenue. Currently demand for coloured stones is very minimal as compared to gold jewelry but with innovation and changing consumer taste, designs fitted with rubies and emeralds are much in demand.

1. Executive Summary
2. Diamond and Gemstone Market: An Introduction
2.1 Introduction
Table 1: Important Characteristics of Some Gemstones
2.2 Classification of Diamond
Figure 1: General Classification of Diamond
2.2.1 Natural Diamonds
2.2.2 Synthetic diamonds
2.2.3 Industrial Diamonds
2.3 Gemological Characteristics of Diamonds
Figure 2: Diamond Cuts
Table 2: Gemological Characteristics of the Diamonds
2.4 Extraction of Diamond
Figure 3: Process of Diamond Extraction
3. Global Diamond and Gemstone Market: An Analysis
Table 3: Diamond Project Pipeline (2014-2017)
3.1 Global Diamond and Gemstone Market
Figure 4: Breakdown of World Diamond Production (In Million Carats), 2009-2013
3.2 Global Diamond Market Size
3.2.1 Investment Diamonds
Figure 5: Global Investment Demand for Diamonds, 2013
3.2.2 Polished Diamonds
Figure 6: Sales of Polished Diamonds (In US$ Billion), 2009-2013
Figure 7: Sale of Polished Diamonds by Size in Main Diamond Jewelry Market, 2013
3.2.3 Industrial Diamonds
Figure 8: Industrial Diamond Consumption, (In Billions Carat), 2002-2020
Figure 9: Production of Industrial Diamond in the US (In Million Carats), 2010-2015E
3.3 Gemstone Market
Figure 10: Worldwide Imports of Emeralds, Rubies and Sapphires (In US$ Billion), 2009-2013
4. Global Rough Diamond Industry
4.1 Market Size of Rough Diamonds
Table 4: Rough Diamond Sales Methodologies
Figure 11: World Rough Diamond Sales (In US$ Millions), 2009-2013
Figure 12: Forecasted Rough Diamond Sales (In US$ Billions), 2014 -2019
4.2 Production of Rough Diamonds
Figure 13: Global Rough Diamond Production by Volume, (In Million Carats),
Figure 14: Forecasted Global Rough Diamond Production by Volume,
(In Millions Carat), 2014-2019
Figure 15: World Diamond Production, (In Million Carats), 2013
Figure 16: World Diamond Production, (In US$ Billions), 2013
5. Diamond Jewelry Market: Analysis by Geography
Figure 17: Global Diamond Jewelry Retail Sales, (In US$ Billion), 2009-2013
Figure 18: Country wise Diamond Jewelry Retail Sales, By Value, 2013
Figure 19: Forecasted Global Diamond Jewelry Sales, (In US$ Billions), 2014-2019
5.1 The US
Figure 20: US Diamond Jewelry Value (In US$ Billions), 2009-2013
Figure 21: Production of Natural and Synthetic Gemstones in the US
(In US$ Million), 2010-2014E
Figure 22: Percentage of Sapphire Production in the US
Figure 23: Import of Coloured Stones in the US, (In US$ Millions) 2011
5.2 China
Figure 24: Diamond Value in China, (In US$ Billions), 2003-2013
Figure 25: China Diamond Jewelry Retail Sales, (In US$ Billions), 2009-2013
Figure 26: Percentage of Sapphire Production in China
5.3 India
Figure 27: India Diamond Jewelry Retail Sales, (In US$ Billions1), 2009-2013
Figure 28: Breakup of Indian Gems and Jewelry Market, 2013
5.4 Europe
Figure 29: Retail Sales of Diamond Jewelry in Europe, (In US$ Billions), 2009-2013
Figure 30: Percentage of Sapphire Production in Europe
6. Global Diamond Industry: Market Dynamics
6.1 Growth Drivers
6.1.1 Rising Disposable Income
Figure 31: Real GDP Projections by Regions (In US$ Trillions), 2014-2019
6.1.2 Rising Middle Class
Figure 32: Growth in Middle Class, (In Millions) 2013 V/s 2018F
6.1.3 Rising demand from Emerging Economies
Figure 33: Expanding Middle Class in Emerging Economies,
(Millions of Households) 2003- 2024E
6.1.4 Increased Consumer Demand
Figure 34: Supply and Demand Forecasts, 2014-2019
6.2 Trends
6.2.1 Popularity of Online Shopping
Figure 35: Growth of Online Diamond Jewelry Sales in the United States
6.2.2 Preference for Branded Ornaments
Figure 36: Consumer Preference Branded vs. Unbranded Jewelry, (%)
6.2.3 Celebrities – Trend Setters to the Industry
6.2.4 Technology- Survivor to the Industry
6.2.5 Adoption of Kimberly Process Certification System
6.3 Challenges
6.3.1 Reserves replenishment
Figure 37: Global Diamond Reserve Life in Comparison to Other Metals
6.3.2 Environmental challenges
6.3.3 Synthetic Diamonds – Demand Shock
6.3.4 Increasing pressures on operating costs
Figure 38: Prices of Rough Diamonds V/s Polished Diamonds
7. Competitive Landscape: Global Diamond Market
Figure 39: World Diamond Production by Leading Producers (In Millions Carat), 2013
Figure 40: Annual rough diamond sales by Majors, Value Share %, 2009- 2012
8. Company Overview: Global Diamond Market
8.1.1 Business Description
8.1.2 Financial Information
Figure 41: Revenue of ALROSA (In US$ Billions), 2010-2013
Figure 42: Earnings from sales of Rough and Polished Diamonds (In US$ Billions), 2010-2013
Table 5: Breakdown of Revenues of Diamond Segment of ALROSA, (In US$ Billions), 2012 v/s 2013
8.1.3 Business Strategies
8.2 Petra Diamonds
8.2.1 Business Description
8.2.2 Financial Information
Figure 43: Revenue of Petra Diamonds, (In US$ Millions), 2010-2014 67
Figure 44: Petra Diamonds Rough Diamonds Production (In Million Carats),
8.2.3 Business Strategies
Figure 45: Forecasted Production of Petra Diamonds (In Million Carats),
8.3 Gem Fields
8.3.1 Business Description
Table 6: Production Highlight of Gemfields, 2014
8.3.2 Financial Information
Figure 46: Revenue of Gemfields, (In US$ Millions), 2010-2014
8.3.3 Business Strategies
8.4 De Beers
8.4.1 Business Description
Table 7: Diamond Mining Operations and Carats Recovered, 2013
8.4.2 Financial Information
Figure 47: Revenue of De Beers (In US$ Billions), 2010-2014
8.4.3 Business Strategies

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