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[…]
A perfectly flawless diamond is extremely rare. So rare, in fact that flawless diamonds are highlyprized and very expensive. Most diamonds naturally develop “birthmarks” during the longformation process that occurs over millions or even billions of years, deep in the earth. Whenthe birthmark occurs on the surface of the diamond,[…]
Natural diamonds occur in many different colors, from pink and yellow, to brown, blue and even black. But that’s not what is meant by diamond color.
Color, one of the traditional 4Cs gradings, refers to the natural hue that occurs in white diamonds. White diamonds are not really white. Rather, they are colorless. Pure colorless[…]
This year, the diamond industry is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the “Brilliant Cut Diamond”. The round brilliant, which remains the most popular, classic diamond cut until today, was developed by a young engineer and diamond cutter called Marcel Tolkowsky, when he was just 19 years old.
The brilliant cut was the first[…]
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[…]
Following our first webinar about the Diamond Journey™, we are now turning to the world of light performance - how a diamond interacts with light and the way this directly influences its appearance and value.
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.
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[…]