The Diamond Blog

31
July 2019

Blog Series: What the 4Cs Mean in 2019 - Part 1: Intro

In an interview with The New Jeweller magazine, David Block, CEO of Sarine Technologies, said, “When we look at grading reports, we see that the 4Cs does not provide sufficient information for customers today. There can be a 20-40% spread in the reports that similar diamonds receive.”

 

The issue of inconsistency in diamond[…]

25
July 2019

The Diamond Journey: What It Means for Consumers

Let’s talk about the humble coffee bean. There is so much about it that today’s consumers want to know. Where was it made? Was it ethically sourced?  What variety is it? Does the brand support fair trade? What is the story of this coffee bean?

Whether buying coffee, cosmetics or a diamond, the product’s origin and history[…]

18
July 2019

BLOCKCHAIN = TRACEABILITY?

by David Block, CEO of Sarine

 

I am going to ruin the suspense and start right off by answering the question – categorically NOT! Contrary to what blockchain advocates would have you believe, a blockchain database by itself is not and cannot be a complete and reliable traceability solution. Now that we have that issue resolved[…]

16
July 2019

How Retailers Can Deliver Diamond Security & Build Consumer Confidence

From rough diamond in the mine, to sparkling engagement ring in the jewelry store, every diamond undergoes a complex process of development. It travels many thousands of miles, touches many hands, passes through multiple planning and manufacturing devices, changing in structure and form at every step of the way.

03
July 2019

Diamond Tension: How New Galaxy® Tension Technology Combats Stress

Feeling stressed? Tension high? For most people, stress comes once in a while. For diamonds, tension is often built in.

The internal structure of a diamond includes areas of physical stress, or tension. These areas develop naturally as the diamond forms. Tension within a diamond can be mild, moderate or extreme. The tension areas[…]