The Diamond Blog

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April 2019

SPECTRUM - Diamond Industry News #29

Welcome to the latest edition of Spectrum, diamond industry news shared with you right here on the Diamond Blog. This month, we’ve got some interesting articles and news covering a wide stretch of the industry. From the record-breaking 120-story tower approved to be built in the Israel diamond bourse area, to an overview of the[…]

11
April 2019

Go-To Retail: Diamond Manufacturers in India Get Retail Ready

Fact: India is the global center of diamond manufacturing. The vast majority of the world’s rough diamonds (85%) are polished in India. With so much focus and fanfare on the manufacturing side of the industry, it is important to take note of changes occurring in the Indian diamond and jewelry retail sector as well.

Beyond[…]

03
April 2019

How Small Diamonds Are Made: A Feat of Technology

Large diamonds make headlines. Large diamonds stand out – for their rarity, sparkle and value. For many reasons, big diamonds capture much of the attention and imagination of the market.

26
March 2019

Diamonds Are Forever? A Glimpse of the Second-Hand Diamond Market

“A Diamond is Forever”. Arguably one of the most famous and successful advertising campaigns in history set the highest of standards for this valuable gemstone. Scientists now believe there are a quadrillion tons of diamonds buried in the earth, and outer space is swarming with diamonds. Each year, approximately 133 million[…]

19
March 2019

Colored Diamonds vs. White Diamonds – The Inside Story

When it comes to pricing a diamond, there are many factors at play. We’ve all heard of the 4Cs, which are used to define a diamond’s rarity and value. Although there are now new ways to measure and grade a diamond’s beauty, such as light performance, there’s more to consider when defining a colored diamond.

14
March 2019

The State of the Diamond Industry in 2019: Challenges & Opportunities

Today, the diamond industry is more complex and dynamic than ever, and technology has only deepened the challenges faced by industry players at every stage of the diamond pipeline. At Sarine, our technologies scanned more than 70 million diamonds in 2018, enabling us to take a broad consideration of the changes happening now in[…]

05
March 2019

3 Retail Technologies & Trends that are Changing the Consumer Experience

Recent years have seen a spike in the number of retail stores that are closing down. In 2017, there was a record-setting estimate of approximately 102 million square feet of retail space that went out of business.

Retailers worldwide are facing significant challenges, and the main culprit is the internet. We live in a world that[…]

26
February 2019

The Sarine® Diamond Journey™ Provenance Report Goes to Africa

Recently, it was announced that a leading diamond manufacturer in Africa, Schachter & Namdar, has adopted the Sarine ® Diamond Journey™ provenance reports for its two exclusive diamond brands - Brilliant Rose and Proudly South African. This announcement comes at a time when diamond traceability and provenance are the[…]

20
February 2019

5 Diamond & Jewelry Trends for 2019

We’re already well into the year, but 2019 is shaping up to be a bold one in diamonds and jewelry. Designers are pushing the envelope with new, creative styles, and reaching back to revive retro trends. Whether it’s a new fancy diamond shape, an engagement ring worn on the pinky, or a chunky chain of heavy yellow gold, 2019 is[…]

13
February 2019

SPECTRUM - Diamond Industry News #28

Love is in the air in this edition of SPECTRUM, Sarine’s monthly roundup of diamond industry news and trends. This week, we are celebrating Valentine’s Day with a great piece about how to choose the perfect engagement ring from Good Morning America, and a showcase of 15 gorgeous Valentine’s jewelry gifts, compiled by Business[…]