Diamond Jewellery Market Growth in East

Recent figures suggest that the market for diamond jewellery in the near future is expected to be driven by increased growth in India, China and the Gulf.

These emerging Eastern markets have demonstrated significant growth in the past few years, with diamonds proving increasingly popular as both a luxury item and a long-term investment.

By 2015, it is predicted that India, China and the Gulf will equal or surpass the market share of the US, which currently stands at 35 to 40 per cent. In 2010, India and China were already up 31 and 25 per cent respectively.

However, with worldwide reserves of diamonds at an all-time low, this new growth in Eastern countries means the balance between supply and demand is set to become more mismatched than ever; forecasts warn that demand is likely to outpace lower levels of diamond supply for many years to come.

With diamonds only getting rarer, it’s likely that the value of diamonds will continue to ascend on a global scale in the same way that gold and silver prices have already, increasing the natural treasure’s worth in the long term.

Although diamond prices have already begun to reflect the imbalance between supply and demand, the view that diamonds are an ‘investment vehicle’ that has the potential to grow – or at least remain the same – means customers are continuing to buy.

When compared to the inflated prices of gold, diamonds also – for the time being – pose a more affordable alternative in an unsteady economy.

It is yet to be seen how the rising value of diamonds will affect the production and/or prices of popular jewellery brands, popular in both the East and West, which feature diamond-encrusted pieces in their collections. For now, however, fans of Pandora jewellery and the like need not worry.

Visit the Jewel Hut, one of the UK’s leading jewellery websites, today to view an extensive collection of diamond jewellery.

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Gold Recycling Service at H.Samuel

H.Samuel has launched a new gold recycling service, offering consumers the opportunity to exchange their old and unwanted jewellery for cash.

With the rise in gold prices and a growing demand for websites offering cash for gold, H.Samuel has begun to offer customers a high quality and secure service. Operating as an online-only offering, consumers simply have to request a pack, send in their gold and wait for a quote by email or telephone. If they accept the quote, a cheque will be sent to them within 72 hours.

In these cash strapped times and with Christmas fast approaching, H.Samuel’s new gold recycling service could prove a great help for consumers who find themselves a little bit short of cash. With none of the risks involved in taking out a loan, plus the added security of using a major high street retailer, raising some extra cash couldn’t be easier, safer or more convenient.

H.Samuel gold recycling is easy to use; customers fill in their details and a gold recycling pack will be sent to them free of charge and with no obligation.

After receiving their gold recycling pack, customers complete the enclosed form and place their unwanted gold into the protective packaging provided. The items are then posted using the prepaid special delivery envelope. Postage is free and the package is insured for up to £500.

H.Samuel will then contact the customer with a valuation by phone or email. The customer can either accept or reject the offer. If the customer accepts the valuation, a cheque will be sent to them within a few days.

H.Samuel will buy gold in any condition, even if it is tangled, broken or has missing stones. This applies to rings (not stone-set), earrings (singles or pairs), loose earring backs and body jewellery, cufflinks, tie pins etc, hallmarked and un-hallmarked gold, and gold which has been purchased abroad. There is no need for customers to clean or sort items before sending.

The new H.Samuel Gold Recycling service is unfortunately unable to accept: gold plated jewellery, platinum, silver, stone set jewellery (e.g. diamond rings), coins, bars, ingots, sovereigns and kruggerands, watches, new items or items that appear new (e.g., price tagged) or dental gold.

Gold recycling at H.Samuel is perfect for consumers who want to exchange gold for cash with a trustworthy and secure service.

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