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Paul Zimnisky: Natural diamonds face the risk of eroding their appeal if constantly discounted

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Edahn Golan: Lab-grown diamond prices to continue declining

In an exclusive interview with Rough&Polished's Mathew Nyaungwa, Edahn Golan, proprietor of the eponymous Edahn Golan Diamond Research and Data, predicted that the prices of lab-grown diamonds would continue to decline, especially at the retail and...

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ADPA’s Ellah Muchemwa: G7 restrictions to bring extra costs from diamond mining to retail

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18 march 2024

Malabar Gold & Diamonds unveils festive jewellery collection

20 october 2023

Malabar Gold & Diamonds, the 6th largest jewellery retailer globally with over 335 showrooms across 11 countries, have unveiled their festive collection, featuring exquisite designs in gold, diamonds and precious gem jewellery.

The designs are available across Mine, Era, Viraaz, Precia, Ethnix and Divine collections, in addition to 18K jewellery. Customers can also block gold rates for future purchases by paying just a 10% advance.

The approaching festive season and the fall in gold prices have contributed to the gold & diamond jewellery sector experiencing unparalleled customer influx, it was explained. “Our collection has been carefully curated by considering the plethora of preferences that exist amongst customers looking for the perfect piece of jewellery to enhance their festive attire," said Shamlal Ahamed, managing director - International Operations, Malabar Gold & Diamonds.

In addition to the special festive collection, new designs have also been incorporated into Malabar Gold & Diamonds’ existing collections such as Legendz-Men’s collection and Bella. The Bella collection in 22K gold jewellery has been enriched with designs specifically crafted to cater to the spirit of the celebration season.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor in Chief of the Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished