Publications

  • Bain & Company Report: Rough Diamond Market Faces Bumpy Road

    December 19, 2017 | Mining | WWD | Media mention

    The recent uptick in rough diamond demand signifies a comeback for industry players, but declining consumer interest in diamond jewelry paves a challenging road to recovery. In the seventh annual Global Diamond Report authored by Bain & Company, rough diamond producers are assuming the role of

  • Diamond mining industry tries to woo millennials

    May 19, 2017 | Mining | The Financial Times | Media mention

    Olya Linde, a partner with Bain & Company, says the diamond industry has to do a lot more marketing because advertising by retailers specializing in diamond jewelry is not enough. “Diamond jewelry is a type of purchase rather than a particular brand,” she adds.

  • A report from the world’s last diamond mine

    February 25, 2017 | Mining | The Economist | Media mention

    There are signs of recovery in the ever-volatile global diamond market. Bain & Company estimates that rough-diamond sales rose by 20% in 2016. Even so, Bain estimates, production will peak in 2019. Supplies of new diamonds will then start to fall, sinking by 1-2% each year until 2030.

  • Mining companies and the war against man-made diamonds

    February 13, 2017 | Mining | Mining-Technology.com | Media mention

    Unrevealed mixing of cultured diamonds with natural stones is very “difficult to quantify,” according to Olya Linde, a partner with Bain & Company. “The problem arises when lab-grown diamonds are misrepresented and sold as natural diamonds, especially in melee categories,” she explains.

  • Diamond industry bucks economic uncertainty to deliver 2-4 percent growth across the entire value chain in 2013

    December 09, 2014 | Press release

    In its fourth annual report on the global diamond industry, Bain & Company forecasts a solid outlook for diamond demand, but cautions that economic uncertainty and access to diamond financing, particularly for the middle market, could hamper future growth Moscow – Dec.

  • Diamonds: increasingly rare and increasingly expensive - Bain Milan

    January 04, 2014 | Mining | MF Fashion

    In the next four years, the price of diamonds is expected to grow significantly. Diamond mine supply will begin to drop, but demand fundamentals are in excellent health and should support industry growth, according to a new analysis by Bain & Company.

  • Scientists find first diamond-bearing kimberlite in Antarctica

    December 17, 2013 | Mining | Financial Times (FT.Com) | Media mention

    Kimberlite rocks, known for producing diamonds, have been discovered in Antarctica. Unfortunately for diamond miners, commercial mining in Antarctica is prohibited.

  • Global diamond supply faces cliff in 2018

    August 28, 2013 | Industrial Goods and Services | Press release

    Surging demand for diamonds in the US, China and India is projected to cause a significant gap in global diamond supply and demand, signaling potentially steep increases in rough diamond prices beginning in 2018.

  • The Global Diamond Report 2013: Journey through the Value Chain

    August 27, 2013 | Industrial Goods & Services | Bain report

    Bain & Company and the Antwerp World Diamond Center (AWDC) produced this report in collaboration. Looking closely at the diamond value chain and tracing diamonds' route to market, this report offers for the first time a detailed view of channels and approaches for rough- and polished-diamond sales.

  • India and China are driving the demand for diamonds - Bain Milan

    January 18, 2013 | Metals and Mining | Moda 24 – Il Sole 24 ore | Media mention

    The management consulting firm announced that by 2020 global sales of rough diamonds are expected to reach 26.1 billion dollars (19.5 billion euro), an increase of 67% compared to 15.6 billion dollars (11,7 billion euro) of 2011.