Diamonds, after all, are far from a necessity. And with other segments (electronics, luxury holidays to name just two) now also satisfying the aspirational demand that long drove the diamond industry, the going has got far more difficult.
Like diamonds, rhino horns can be a very big deal. In Vietnam as well as in China, the horns are status symbols among society's wealthy elite, carved into items such as jewelry, chopsticks, and cups and displayed proudly, a public fuck-you to the law.
In the process of optical glass processing, the reasonable selection of diamond products mainly depends on the following aspects: the shape of the processed optical glass components, brand, processing quality and processing technology.
Scientists from Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU) have created coverings for next-generation cutting tools that are not only durable, but also suitable for the treatment of most materials.
Surat's diamond sector, reeling under slowdown blues since July 2014, has started to see green shoots.
From ornate Edwardian filigree to big rocks, how diamond engagement ring trends have evolved over the last 100 years. The old slogan is 'a diamond is forever', but diamond engagement ring trends have certainly changed over the years.
Synthetic large single crystal diamond has broad application prospect. Its demand in industry and consumption is expected to usher in rapid growth.
According to the research study, the synthetic diamonds market is expected to witness a rise of close to 100% in the next eight years, ending up at US$28.8 bn by 2023.
Diamonds might be forever, but they're no longer nature's hardest material. Researchers at NC State have broken that mold, though, with their discovery of Q-carbon.
Canada's National Research Council and a quantum computing institute of University of Waterloo make use of a quantum memory in diamonds, realizing the super fast single photon color conversion for the first time.
The first quarter of 2016 was relatively positive for the diamond trade. However, trading was largely driven by dealers looking to replenish select inventory to fill existing orders.
Australia-based Lucapa Diamond has recovered another major rock from trial mining at E46 alluvial terraces - a new area at its Lulo mine, in Angola.
A recently graded synthetic stone - the largest of its kind to be studied by the organization - exemplifies how quickly synthetic diamond technology is progressing and the increasing importance of identification.
Technavio has announced the top five leading vendors in their recent Global Saw Blades Market 2016-2020 report.
Researchers in Australia have used synthetic diamond to successfully identify cancer cells, which may play a key role in the detection of early cancer.
Australia can capitalize on graphite if it considers new technologies that convert it to synthetic diamonds and for use in creating carbon fibers.
CVD-coated cutting material series with aluminium oxide coating specially tailored to the demands of boring in all cast materials.
Jay Narayan from North Carolina State University led his research team into finding a new method that can make h-BN (hexagonal boron nitride) changed into c-BN (cubic boron nitride), which is time-consuming and has low cost.
The synthetic diamond market is segmented on the basis of manufacturing process, type, product, end use, and region. By product, the synthetic diamond market is segmented into dust, powder, bort, grit, and stone.
Jay Narayan from North Carolina State University develops a kind of new preparation method about hexagonal boron nitride into cubic boron nitride with his team,whose conversion speed and preparation cost are faster and cheaper than traditional process.