The Diamond Blog

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November 2019

The New Diamond Dimension: Light Performance - What is Brilliance?

Since the mid-20th century, the 4Cs have been the global standard-bearer of a diamond’s beauty, rarity, and value. Most consumers seriously looking to buy a diamond will have come across the concept of the 4Cs and will use these gradings as a guide to help them in the purchasing process.

Of course, with the explosion of online[…]

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November 2019

How Machine Learning is Breaking Boundaries in Surprising Industries

A world run by smart robots and artificial intelligence has long been the stuff of science fiction fantasy. However, truth is sometimes stranger than fiction. Recently, Scientific American magazine reported that scientists have come closer to achieving ‘direct brain to brain communication’, connecting a network of human minds to[…]

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October 2019

How Sarine Data Boosts Diamond Sales

We live in the age of “Big Data”. From online shopping, to GPS and digital maps, wearable tech, and urban planning, data is the fuel that keeps our lives running.

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October 2019

Blog Series: What the 4Cs Mean in 2019: Part 4: Clarity Grading

A perfectly flawless diamond is extremely rare. So rare, in fact that flawless diamonds are highlyprized and very expensive. Most diamonds naturally develop “birthmarks” during the longformation process that occurs over millions or even billions of years, deep in the earth. Whenthe birthmark occurs on the surface of the diamond,[…]

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September 2019

How Technology Adds Value to Small Diamond Manufacturers

When people think of diamonds, they like to think big. Every celebrity engagement is drowning in news items about the size of the diamond. Not to mention diamonds such as the 146-carat Koh-i-Noor, one of the largest in the world, steeped in mystique and part of the British Crown Jewels since Queen Victoria’s reign.

Although large[…]

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September 2019

Blog Series: What the 4Cs Mean in 2019 - Part 3: Color Grading

Natural diamonds occur in many different colors, from pink and yellow, to brown, blue and even black. But that’s not what is meant by diamond color.

Color, one of the traditional 4Cs gradings, refers to the natural hue that occurs in white diamonds. White diamonds are not really white. Rather, they are colorless. Pure colorless[…]

02
September 2019

SPECTRUM - Diamond Industry News #31

In this month’s SPECTRUM round up of what’s new in the diamond industry, we are going deep - super deep. That’s because scientists in Brazil have found evidence of diamonds that lay undisturbed deep in the earth for 4.5 billion years. That’s older than the moon! Closer to earth, we look at the top 10 diamond shapes for diamond[…]

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August 2019

Blockchain And Tracing Diamonds: Where Do We Stand Today?

Today’s diamond market contains stones of many different types and provenances. Given the market’s long supply chain, it can be difficult to establish whether a given stone is a natural mined diamond or a synthetic lab-grown diamond. The diamond industry requires a method to authenticate the origin of each diamond and its path to[…]

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August 2019

Blog Series: What the 4Cs Mean in 2019 - Part 2: Cut Grading

This year, the diamond industry is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the “Brilliant Cut Diamond”. The round brilliant, which remains the most popular, classic diamond cut until today, was developed by a young engineer and diamond cutter called Marcel Tolkowsky, when he was just 19 years old.

The brilliant cut was the first[…]

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August 2019

Tracing Diamonds: AI-Powered Certification from Mine to Store

New generations of diamond buyers are more socially aware and care about where the stones that they are purchasing are sourced from. This concern is particularly pronounced among Millennials, with many consumers shunning diamonds altogether in favor of more ethically-produced jewelry. This is why tracing diamonds back to their[…]