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Paul Zimnisky

Paul Zimnisky

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Paul Zimnisky, CFA is a leading global diamond industry analyst based in the New York metro area. His research and analysis on the diamond industry is used by financial institutions, management consulting firms, private and public corporations, governments, intergovernmental organizations and universities.

Paul is a regular contributor to industry leading trade journals and publications and he is regularly interviewed by prominent media outlets including Reuters, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The Financial Times, CBC, The Globe and Mail, The Times of India, Nikkei Asian Review and Agence France-Presse.

Prior to his work as an independent diamond industry analyst, Paul worked on Wall Street for over 10 years in capacities including buy-side analyst, arbitrage trader and exchange-traded fund developer. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Robert H. Smith School of Business with a Bachelor of Science in finance and is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the CFA Society of New York. He can be reached at and followed on Twitter @paulzimnisky. More information can be found at

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The impact of coronavirus COVID-19 on the diamond industry

(Kitco commentary) - In mid-January the diamond industry was first directly impacted by the coronavirus labeled COVID-19 when quarantine measures were taken in China to control the viral outbreak including the temporary closure of shopping centers.

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