The Diamond Blog

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November 2020

The Diamond Industry Edges Towards Digital and AI Tech, Due to COVID-19

When future historians look back at 2020, they will see more than the pandemic and lockdowns. This year will mark the moment that the world made the decisive shift to digital in many aspects of everyday life.

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October 2020

For the First Time Ever, True Traceability is Here

The road from rough diamond to polished jewel is long and winding.

From its birth at the mine to the jewelry setting in the retail store, a diamond passes through many hands, processes, and stages.

Tracing the true provenance of diamonds has always been tricky, if not near impossible. And in recent years, traceability has become[…]

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August 2020

Diamond Industry Turning to Technology

The world has entered its fifth month of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the industry has already begun to feel the weight of its impact. The diamond industry, specifically, has leaned on technology and digital platforms to continue their sales and communication with retailers and consumers. Our CEO, David Block, spoke to Rapaport […]

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March 2020

#CoronaCrisis and the Diamond Experience: Interview with Noy Elram

Over the past decade, Sarine has expanded significantly in Asia Pacific, and we are proud to be an active partner in the diamond industry in China, Hong Kong, Japan and throughout the region. In recent months, China and Hong Kong have been at the frontlines of the war against COVID-19. Now, just as those regions are starting to[…]

10
March 2020

The Future of Diamond Grading

David Block, CEO, Sarine Technologies

Do you remember once upon a time what you had to do if you wanted to watch a movie at home? Remember Blockbuster ?

For those of you who have forgotten, here’s a short recap - get in your car, drive to the neighborhood video rental store, walk among the shelves stacked with video cassettes,[…]

08
March 2020

What Women Really Want (Spoiler: Diamonds!): Celebrating International Women’s Day

This year marks a major milestone for women.

Women now make up the majority of the workforce in the US, with 50.4% of jobs being held by women, compared to 49.7% just a year ago.

Women today have more opportunities than their ancestors could ever have dreamed of, and more identities than ever before.

25
February 2020

The Hottest Issue in the Diamond Industry: Traceability & Provenance Across the Supply Chain

From miners to manufacturers, dealers to retailers, everyone who plays a part in the complex diamond pipeline has two issues on their mind: Traceability and Provenance.

 

At Israel Diamond Week in February 2020, several industry leaders gathered for an enlightening discussion on these very issues, hosted by Avi Kravitz, Analyst[…]

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February 2020

State of the Diamond Industry in Japan: 2020 Trends and Challenges

An island nation with a population of over 120 million, Japan has been a modern leader in diamond consumption. In the early 2000s, in fact, Japan accounted for 20% of global diamond demand. This is a remarkable number, considering that the traditional diamond engagement ring was never a historical part of Japanese culture. The[…]

12
February 2020

Diamond Grading Beyond the 4C's

Across the diamond industry and around the world, the 4Cs have been the gold standard in grading polished diamonds for well more than half a century. But this is changing and it’s changing fast.

Diamond retailers and jewelers today are already demanding more accurate and comprehensive grading than the 4Cs can ever provide.

This[…]

04
February 2020

SPECTRUM - Diamond Industry News #32

In this, our first Spectrum diamond news and trends blog post for 2020 - and the new decade - all eyes are on the 1758-carat Sewelo diamond, discovered in Botswana and recently purchased by designer brand Louis Vuitton. Read the incredible story of the diamond find and the company behind it in an extended feature in The New[…]