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Miri Chen: Fancy color diamonds, owing to their extreme rarity, tend to maintain their value even when resold on the second-hand market

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Malabar Gold & Diamonds achieves 32% rise in Diwali sales

20 november 2023

Malabar Gold & Diamonds, the leading global jewellery retailer has received a warm response for its Diwali offers from its customers across the country.

Compared to the previous year, Malabar has seen a 32% rise in Diwali sales. As part of the festive season, Malabar has showcased a stunning array of exquisite jewellery in diamonds and precious gemstones, and exclusive offers.

A special 30% off on the value of diamonds and 30% off on the making charges of gemstone and polki jewellery are being offered by the company to jewellery lovers. A transparent price tag indicating stone weight, net weight, and stone charge of the jewellery; assured lifetime free maintenance for the jewellery; 100% value for gold when reselling old gold jewellery.

Also, Malabar Gold & Diamonds was the first to introduce the 'One India, One Gold Rate' policy to ensure that gold is sold at the same price across the country. The Group currently has 335 stores spread across 12 countries.

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