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[…]
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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.
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
If there was a clear underlying trend in the retail sector of the diamond and jewelry industry in 2019, one that will definitely be a factor again in 2020, it is the personalization of the diamond selling experience. In a nutshell, it involves telling the story behind the stone and telling consumers the romantic tale of its[…]
In 1988, a group of diamantaires and IT specialists joined forces to realize a new vision indiamond and gemstone manufacturing. This was the moment Sarine was born, one of the firststartups in what was to become the “Startup Nation” of Israel. In the 30 years since, Sarine hastransformed from startup to global leader in the[…]
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[…]
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[…]