Investors Coming Back to Liquid Gold Irish Whiskey

THE Irish whiskey industry is on the up, with the number of distilleries across the island hitting a 120-high last year and sales expected to grow to 14 million cases this year. It is also gaining global recognition, with an Irish whiskey winning the highly coveted accolade of the world’s best single malt. The comeback…

The Sparkling Rise Of The Lab Grown Diamond

On a grey January morning in 2019 Meghan Markle emerged onto a London street on her way to a meeting. She wore a smart coat and heels, but it was not her clothing that caught the attention of the world. It was a pair of glittering drop earrings embedded with lab grown diamonds. It took…

Is It Time To Start Investing in Japanese Whiskey?

They say nothing lasts forever, and aged Japanese whisky is no exception. Having bursted into the American drinking consciousness over the last two decades (thanks in no small part to Bill Murray), the spirit has become a favorite of collectors and connoisseurs. The bad news is that Japanese distilleries weren’t anticipating such a boom. The…

Angola Eyes Becoming Worlds Third Largest Diamond Producer

Angola is tapping into its potential and aspiring to become the  worlds third largest diamond producer and cutter in the world, the CEO of its national diamond company Endiama said on Monday. “We have been working with major diamond companies around the world to add more value to the sector,” Jose Manuel Ganga Junior told…

Worlds Most Expensive Precious Metal Rhodium Surges Amid Emissions Clampdown

The price of rhodium, a precious metal that strips pollutants out of exhaust fumes, is surging as car manufacturers in Asia and Europe scramble to abide by stricter emission regimes. Supplies of rhodium are limited because the metal is mined as a byproduct of platinum, palladium and gold, while demand is rising as regulators restrict…

Financial Crisis Continues to Threaten Antwerp Diamond Industry

Antwerp traded a total of €33 billion in cut and uncut diamonds in 2019, 20% less than in 2018, and a figure reminiscent of the levels last seen in the financial crisis years of 2009-2010. The AWDC says it foresees no improvement this year, but recovery should be expected in 2021. Antwerp is not alone….

Louis Vuitton Buys Worlds Second Largest Diamond For Millions of Dollars

Louis Vuitton has made a splash as it showed off its latest purchase: the worlds second largest diamond. The LVMH-owned brand, which announced last week that it was the new owner of the 1,758-carat Sewelô, displayed the glinting, blackened stone at its Place Vendôme store in Paris. The company has not revealed how much it…

Investing in Silver Still 40% Off The Peak

Investing in Silver demand has grown for the second year running in 2019, say leading analysts, with investor sentiment towards the metal turning positive as bullion prices have risen. Global sales of silver investment bars and coins will likely show “healthy gains” and rise 7% across full-year 2019, according to specialist consultancy Metals Focus, reaching…

Gold Is The Third Most Popular Investment

People have confidence in the investment potential of gold but there are certain elements of mistrust as well that are acting as a barrier even as the yellow metal Gold is the third-most popular investment choice among retail investors, according to the latest consumer survey by the World Gold Council. “Gold is the third-most consistently…

Black Diamond Engagement Rings Growing in Demand

Although colorless diamonds are the most worldwide recognized in engagement rings, black and white diamond engagement rings are growing in popularity. Now regarded as “Fancy blacks,” naturally dark precious stones were historically held in low regard. There are only a few well-known black diamonds, such as the 67.50 Ct. Black Orlov also well-known as the…

The Fusion Energy Dream Is Inching Towards Reality

After decades of disappointingly slow but steady progress, the race for fusion energy dream is now fully on, with governments, scientific institutions and private enterprises pouring billions of dollars into this potentially world-altering technology. Fusion is the process that occurs in stars, such as our sun, when hydrogen atoms fuse together, producing helium — and…