At Sarine, we are proud to have been the sponsors of the Rapaport special podcast series focusing on Technology and the Diamond Trade, our favorite topic! We’ve published recaps of episodes 1, 2, 3 and 4, covering the A-Z of diamond technology, including traceability, grading and the new retail. In this fifth and final[…]
The road from rough diamond to polished jewel is long and winding.
From its birth at the mine to the jewelry setting in the retail store, a diamond passes through many hands, processes, and stages.
Tracing the true provenance of diamonds has always been tricky, if not near impossible. And in recent years, traceability has become[…]
The Jeweler of Place Vendôme: How Frédéric Boucheron Got His Start
Frédéric Boucheron always knew he wanted to be a jeweler. He was born in 1830 to a family of French clothiers, and at a young age he apprenticed himself under jeweler Jules Chaise. By the age of 14, he had completed his apprenticeship and began working for[…]
If there is one word that everyone associates with diamonds, it is “sparkle.” The bright, sparkling appearance of diamonds is part of what makes them such a highly sought-after prize.
Diamonds are steeped in myth and legend. From the moment diamonds were first discovered, their power and mystery have intrigued us humans. Throughout the centuries, different diamond myths have emerged from different cultures. Even today, with so much scientific knowledge about diamonds at our fingertips, there are various[…]
What Is Light Performance?
Light performance is the visual effect created by the play of light as it enters and exits a diamond, moving, bending and reflecting within the stone's facets. Light performance is a unique concept to diamonds. Unlike other gemstones, a diamond’s appearance is directly impacted by the way it interacts[…]