They are all brand names that became the international standard in their field. What people today call a game of “Ping Pong” is actually a trademark from 1901 for table tennis products. And when your child asks for a “Popsicle”, or wants to Xerox his homework, they are using a specific brand name that is so widespread, it has[…]
How Technology Has Advanced the Diamond Industry: Sarine Celebrates 30 Years
This year, Sarine is launching celebrations for 30 years in the diamond technology business.
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.
Rough Planning and the Retail Diamond Market: A Changing Relationship
Every rough diamond contains a world of possibilities. There are many ways that a rough diamond can be cut and polished to create saleable, profitable diamonds. Over the past few decades, there has been a revolution in the way that rough diamonds are planned, due to the development of optics technologies that provide accurate[…]
Diamond Manufacturing in China: Sarine Galaxy®Lab Opens in Guangzhou City
China is the world’s fastest growing diamond market. Retail sales of jewelry, gold and silver increased 6% year on year, to just over $3 billion this year, as reported by the Chinese Statistics Bureau. The province of Guangdong, and specifically Guangzhou City, are a locus of this booming activity.
Advisor® Tender 1.0: The First Offline Rough Planning Software that Supports Windows 10
Diamond tenders, held in the main diamond trading hubs of the world, are the place where rough diamond traders and manufacturers inspect and purchase rough diamonds. These rough diamonds will be planned and cut for future sale in the polished diamond market.
Blockchain in the Diamond Industry: A Primer for Beginners
The diamond industry has been chattering about blockchain for some years now. In fact, the Everledger company, one of the first to focus on diamonds in the blockchain, was founded back in 2015. It has already tracked 2 million diamonds.
New Software Version Release: Advisor® 7.5, the Leader in Rough Planning
Last year, we announced the release of Advisor® 7.0, the latest version of the world's leading Advisor rough planning software. Advisor is used globally by diamond planners and manufacturers to achieve the best possible polished yield from rough diamonds.
Advanced 3D Modeling: A New Edge in Rough Planning
The first step in automated planning of rough diamonds is accurate 3D modelling of the rough diamond surface. Rough diamonds have a complex texture that includes convex and concave surfaces, and are difficult to model accurately. Current technologies for modeling the rough diamond surface are limited in terms of accuracy. They do[…]
What is the Diamond Journey? The 4 Stages from Rough to Polished
There's a new trend in the diamond industry that you may have heard about. It's called the 'Diamond Journey'. It's the story of the way a rough diamond is transformed to a polished diamond, which now waits patiently in the jewelry store display for its destined owner.