Managing Director, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group, China
There are different consumer demands and layers of markets. We don’t think the natural diamond demand will be affected as natural diamonds and synthetics are targeting different market segments.
We, Chow Tai Fook, only sell real, natural diamonds. We believe the intrinsic value of each natural diamond, including the emotional and heritage value, is unique and irreplaceable; whereas synthetic diamonds mainly target the affordable fashion jewellery segment and are like replicas which carry no intrinsic nor heritage value.
The tremendous market demand for rare and real natural diamonds is still there, thus no significant disruption is expected in the diamond market.