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diamond-grading

10
September 2019

Blog Series: What the 4Cs Mean in 2019 - Part 3: Color Grading

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[…]

19
August 2019

Blog Series: What the 4Cs Mean in 2019 - Part 2: Cut Grading

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[…]

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[…]

26
June 2019

[Watch Webinar] Everything About Light Performance

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.

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.

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[…]

25
December 2018

How Diamonds Are Produced

After the long natural formation process deep in the earth, the diamond is extracted from the mine in its rough, raw state, and begins on its next journey - to become a polished diamond.

05
December 2018

New Diamond Experiences: Diamond Beauty Mark™ and Halo Clarity Grading

Shopping for a diamond is not what it used to be. As technology impacts the consumer world, diamond buyers are looking for more: more information, more accuracy, more transparency, and more engagement.

13
September 2018

Why Do Diamonds Sparkle?

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.

04
July 2018

3 Things You’ve Probably Never Seen Before in a Diamond Grading Report

The diamond grading report has been in use since the 1950s, when the 4Cs concept was first introduced. Today, diamond reports are a common accompaniment to any diamond sale. The grading report, issued by a gem lab, is regarded by consumers as a kind of “ID card” for the diamond. Diamond grading reports give consumers standardized[…]