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That's an awfully open ended question. There are lots of people involved in the diamond trade in one form or another as it passes from the mine to the consumer and not every diamond takes the same route. Here's a sample list of participants although I'm sure I've missed some. In some cases the same company will fill several of the roles while in other cases there will be many different players doing what looks like the same thing. There's no very direct way to answer your question unless you can narrow it down a bit.

 

Landowner

Mineral rights owner

Mining company

Mine workers

Construction companies

Local governments (at the mine, manufacturer, retailer, consumer, etc.)

National governments/ tax collectors

Bankers

Security

Sorters

Traders

Manufacturers (this is what cutting houses are called)

Cutters (workers)

Equipment manufacturers

Training facilities

Export authorities

Import authorities

Shipping companies

Grading Labs

Graders

Importers

Exporters

Designers

Jewelry Manufacturers

Jobbers

Wholesalers

Retailers

Salespeople

Advertisers

Landlords

Appraisers

Insurance companies

 

Neil Beaty

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If you mean a trade-in. I would say to first worry about the type of stone that you are looking for. Get one with a GIA lab report and learn about how cut plays a role in the pricing of diamonds. Shop around first and don't worry about trading in a diamond. Many times a vendor will work a trade into the price so you don't really get anything for it. It may be better to sell it yourself and then take the money and shop around.

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