The Diamond Blog

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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[…]

18
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[…]

21
January 2020

How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Diamond Manufacturing

Machine learning, or artificial intelligence, otherwise known as ML and AI, is rapidly changing the ways that diamonds are graded. As AI seeps into every aspect of modern life, the diamond industry can’t remain untouched, and AI grading technologies are already available at Sarine labs and in a range of diamond reports and tools[…]

15
January 2020

Millennials & Gen Z: A New Decade Demands a New Diamond Retail Approach

At the start of a fresh decade, the Millennial generation is moving into mid-adulthood, and a new generation, Gen Z, is coming of age. As Gen Z, which makes up 74 million of the US population, grows into young adults, no industry will remain untouched by their values, attitudes and spending habits. And the same goes for the[…]

08
January 2020

How to Create Advanced Digital 3D Jewelry Images in Minutes

The world has gone digital, well and truly. From smartphones to smart homes, online shopping,GPS and banking apps, there’s no turning back. And now, it’s happening in jewelry retail too.

But to understand where we are, let’s start at the beginning. The diamond and jewelry industryis, in fact, an ancient one. The concept of[…]