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Diamonds better than silver for trading contract

The Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society with great fanfare introduced a local silver trading contract last Thursday. But despite the hoopla, the focus remains on gold and another precious commodity - diamonds.

Tuesday, 7 May, 2013, 3:56am

Rocks on a roll

China's burgeoning middle class is buying diamonds so quickly that the price of mass-market stones is rising faster around the world than for top-quality jewels affordable only to the super-rich.

3 May 2013 - 4:22am

De Beers' latest diamond collection in Hong Kong

A few lucky tai-tais invited to lunch by De Beers got a chance to marvel at the diamond producer's latest collection of sparkling jewellery.

Socialites including Maria Wu, Dorothy Cheng, Harriet Tung and Janice Chan-Choy tried on the multi-carat diamond jewellery from a collection called Imaginary Nature in Central's Amber restaurant.

23 Oct 2012 - 2:21pm

Briefs, September 12, 2012

British royal couple arrive in Singapore

12 Sep 2012 - 3:21pm

All that bling cannot hide what silly investments diamonds are

Are diamonds the new best friend of investors?

SCMP headline, July 30

No. There's a direct answer for you. And I have also never gone for that De Beers marketing line about diamonds being a girl's best friend. Try some day to engage one in conversation and see just how much friendliness you get in return.

31 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Are diamonds the new best friend of investors?

What can you do with HK$2 million to defy inflation? Buying funds, bonds, equities, properties and gold are some of the usual options for Asian investors.

But now a private Singapore-based diamond broker is encouraging investors to include the sparkling gems in their portfolio.

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

15m yuan diamonds are a man's best friend

A man from Ordos, Inner Mongolia, bought 104 diamonds for nearly 15 million yuan (HK$18.4 million) from a retailer in Beijing last week, hoping to keep them as a long-term investment, local media reported.

It was the largest single sale of diamonds in Beijing in recent years, said the chairman of the retailer, City of Love Diamonds, who spoke to the Beijing Times.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Local talent adds shine to London showcase

Some of Asia's most creative jewellery designers will be at Brilliant, a diamond exhibition taking place at Masterpiece London this weekend.

Michelle Ong of Carnet and Wendy Yue - both from Hong Kong - as well as Taiwan-born, New York-based Anna Hu and Cindy Chao are showing the best of their work.

29 Jun 2012 - 12:00am


Who started it? Established in 2009, Anyallerie is the brain-child of jewellery designer Nanta Tangudtaisak, who created the company almost as a side project while completing a Master's degree at Columbia University in New York.

24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Glittering future

A wedding ceremony culminates in the exchange of rings and all eyes will definitely be fixed on what they look like. Here are wedding rings in various styles that will no doubt impress the newly-weds and their guests.



Bee My Love rings in hexagon designs evoke the honeycomb and exude sweetness.

Ronald Abram

21 Jun 2012 - 12:00am